Powering the Mobile World

REPORT | 26 November 2007

A report on cobalt production for batteries in the DR Congo and Zambia.

This report shows that a significant part of the cobalt that is used in batteries powering our portable electronics can be linked directly to mining companies in both Zambia and the DRC, where working conditions are often unacceptable and the environment is damaged by ongoing operations that governments neither have the resources nor the will to control.

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