Tesla urged to respect indigenous rights in supply chain by not sourcing from Norilsk Nickel

Over 70 NGOs have signed on to a letter urging Tesla to respect Indigenous rights in its supply chain, by not sourcing nickel mined by Nornickel (Norilsk Nickel), until the company makes effort to address the minimum standards set out by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

This request comes after major environmental disasters linked to Nornickel operations in the Arctic, including a 20,000 ton diesel spill which prompted the Russian President to declare a national emergency back in June.

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Tesla and Nornickel to respond. The companies did not.

Company Responses

  • Tesla Motors – No Response
  • Norilsk Nickel – No Response

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Source – www.business-humanrights.org

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