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Top Rare Materials Needed to Achieve Global Clean Energy Goals

Global clean energy demand can be met thanks to rare earth minerals and such materials as copper, lithium, nickel, and cobalt. At the same time, there are certain risks, including limited production capacity, rising energy costs in the production process, logistics, and quality level which is only becoming harder to reach. In this article, we list the top materials needed for the transition to clean energy, and the risks associated with them.
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The French Duty of Care Law, a Step Towards Transparent Supply Chains

In 2017, the French law of Duty of Care obliged companies to establish, publish, and effectively manage measures to identify possible risks and prevent severe abuses of human rights, fundamental freedoms, health and safety of individuals, and the environment. That was one of the first laws on Duty of Care. This article covers the regulation and types of companies that should comply. ‍
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Key Takeaways from the Battery Technology Conference 2022

The Minespider team participated in the Battery Technology Conference 2022 and collected the key takeaways from the event. In this article, we summarized opinions from the top industry experts on the battery value chain, technology trends, new battery chemistries, and the battery market outlook.
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Why the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act is just the first step

The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Law was finally passed a few months ago and will enter into force on January 1st, 2023. In this article, we’ll be looking in more detail at what is required from German companies and their (international) suppliers, what the implementation might look like in practice, and what’s potentially on the European legislative horizon.
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Why do children work in mining?

In the past decade, countries have developed environmental, health, safety and human rights regulations that should result in responsible sourcing. Yet mineral supply chains are fraught with instances of human rights abuses, child labour, and illegal activities. This article delves more specifically into why children work in mining.
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