Tracking environmental impacts in global product chains - Rare Earth Metals and other critical metals used in the cleantech industry. Metals form a central part of the global economy, but their extraction and supply are linked to several environmental and social concerns. This study aims to create a picture of the supply chain of Rare Earth Metals (REMs) and other critical metals used in the clean technology (cleantech) sectors of electric vehicles and solar panels. The study examines how Nordic cleantech companies are aware and acting on the challenges related to the lifecycle of these metals and what are the potentials to minimise environmental and social impacts. Recommendations of the study can be summarised as three initiatives: establishment of an awareness platform and roundtable initiative (short-term), research and information gathering (mid-term), and development of closed-loop solutions (long-term).and health problems.3 In Zambia, the Zambia environmental management agency ordered to shut down a copper treatment ... For example, the issue of conflict minerals from Congo has received much media attention and has led many electronic ... Several companies such as Nokia, HP, Cisco, Intel, Samsung and many others have conflict mineral policies.5 In ... The aim of this study funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers is to create a picture of the supply chain of selected Rareanbsp;...
|Title||:||Tracking Environmental Impacts in Global Product Chains|
|Author||:||Alina Pathan, Nordisk Ministerråd, Nordisk Råd|
|Publisher||:||Nordic Council of Ministers - 2013-03-22|