US automaker Ford commits to sustainable battery raw materials sourcing

Ford Motor Co is the first United States-based automaker to join the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA), with plans to increasingly rely on mined minerals while it expands its investment in the electrification of its fleet, the company said on Monday February 15.

The IRMA provides objective, third-party verification of industrial-scale mines, covering the full range of issues related to the impact of mining on the environment and human rights, it said.

German automaker Mercedes-Benz announced in November that it had joined the IRMA, noting that through its membership it aims to foster the implementation of the initiative's standards with a medium-term goal of facilitating...


Dalila Ouerghi

February 16, 2021

21:56 GMT