September 04, 2020 – The company is taking further important steps to ensure respect for human rights in the vicinity of mineral mines. For one project, it has partnered with the NGO Terre des Hommes Netherlands and joined the Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI) to combat child labour in Indian mica mines. The cooperation with the aid organization Bon Pasteur against child labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which was initiated in 2019, has since achieved its first successes.
Start of social project with Terre des Hommes in India
We are taking consistent action against child labor with three measures: our Human Rights Respect System, on-site audits and cooperation with non-profit organizations. The cooperation with Terre des Hommes and the Responsible Mica Initiative is another important step in combating child labor in mining regions and creating future opportunities for the people. It is part of our sustainable business strategy to achieve lasting positive changes locally.
Joining the Responsible Mica Initiative complements existing activities
Social, ecological and economic aspects are the basis of Daimler’s sustainable business strategy. For us, ethically responsible raw-material extraction and processing begins right at the start of the value chain. We are intensively involved in the supply chain – going as far as into the raw-material mines. This is why we are involved in the project with Terre des Hommes and are joining the Responsible Mica Initiative.