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Powering change: Principles for businesses and governments in the battery value chain

Index Number: ACT 30/3544/2021

This paper lays out the principles that businesses should adopt to avoid causing, contributing to, or being directed linked to human rights abuses and environmental harm along the battery value chain, from extraction to end-of-life, while supporting the need to promote a more efficient use of resources, fewer vehicles, and the development of new battery technologies and other human rights-consistent solutions to climate change. Civil society organizations across the world have endorsed the principles.

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