Tierr@_de_N@die: Panasonic is the main Tesla's batteries provider and its commitment to low cobalt content mainly through NCA (Nickel-Cobalt-Aluminium) technology could have an high impact in the cobalt industry and in all its social concerns.
Then there’s a substantial ethical dilemma around cobalt’s primary sourcing location. Most of the world’s cobalt is mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is known for corruption and human rights violations, including its cobalt “artisanal miners,” who are often children. Around 54% of the world’s cobalt supply comes from the DRC.
Source (cleantechnica.com): Tesla’s Cobalt Usage To Drop From 3% Today To 0%, Elon Commits | CleanTechnica