BMW is seeking clarity on operations at a Moroccan cobalt mine following allegations of irregularities

  • The allegations include breaches of labor and environmental laws.

  • BMW has contacted local supplier Managem for additional information.

  • The allegations involve excessive levels of arsenic in water samples and non-compliance with international standards for worker protection.

  • Managem is majority-owned by the Moroccan monarchy and operates mines in several African countries.

  • BMW no longer sources cobalt from the Congo, with a fifth of its intake coming from Morocco and the remainder from Australia.