Daimler supports a social project in Congo
Daimler is committed to sustainable solutions for the mobility of the future. This also applies to electric mobility.
An important component in this regard are clean cobalt supply chains used for battery cells. Over 60 percent of the world's cobalt extraction comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is here, in particular between the mines and smelters, that there is a heightened risk to human rights, for example the risk of child labor.
In addition to auditing the mines and smelters and with a view to counteracting such risks effectively and continuously, social projects aimed at improving the livelihoods of the people in the Region surrounding the mines have proven to be most effective in producing sustained change. This is why Daimler has started a project together with the organization Good Shepherd International Foundation to improve the situation on an individual and the community level and the living conditions of more than 19,000 people in the mining region of Kolwezi by 2022.
To this end, Daimler is contributing more than one million euros to the organization’s work over the next four years.