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.
- Tesla Motors – No Response
- Norilsk Nickel – No Response
- Norilsk Nickel did not respond to request to respect indigenous rights from NGOs Date:22 Sep 2020 Content Type:Company Response
- Tesla Motors did not respond to request to respect indigenous rights in supply chain Date:22 Sep 2020 Content Type:Company Response
- Letter to Tesla: Respect Indigenous Peoples in Your Supply Chain Date:22 Sep 2020 Content Type: Article Over 70 NGOs including Aborigen Forum, Cultural Survival, and Earthworks, sign a letter from Indigenous Peoples of Russia urging Tesla not to associate with nickel producer Nornickel due to environmental concerns.
- Russia: Indigenous communities ask Tesla not to get its nickel from major polluter Date: 22 Sep 2020 Content Type: Article Aborigen Forum, a group of Russian indigenous activists and leaders have launched a campaign to raise awareness of Norilsk Nickel’s impacts on their communities and to ask Tesla to stop sourcing from Norilsk until their concerns are addressed.
- Russia: Arctic peoples appeal to Elon Musk for Nornickel boycott Date: 7 Aug 2020 Content Type: Article A group of indigenous people in Russia are asking Tesla Inc’s Elon Musk to stop buying supplies from miner MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC until the company compensates them for environmental damage to their ancestral lands.
Source – www.business-humanrights.org
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