Question: Does the company describe having a supply chain transparency, chain of custody, or traceability system in place?
Answer:
Yes
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2018
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Error rendering: Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)+Chain of Custody/Traceability/Transparency System (Step 1.C.1)+Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.+2018 (core view)
"In 2017, we completed the first round of due diligence on the supply chain of lithium-ion battery suppliers. After analyses based on the survey results, we identified six major links in Huawei's cobalt supply chain from downstream to upstream: batteries, battery cells, cathode materials, precursors, cobalt smelters/ refineries, and cobalt mines. In the first half of 2018, we reviewed our battery suppliers at each level, and used the Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT) of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI). This allowed us to conduct due diligence on the cobalt smelters in the upstream of the supply chain and preliminarily identify 18 upstream smelters." "Moving forward, Huawei will continue to work with industry organizations and upstream and downstream players to encourage upstream smelters to collect, study, and confirm the chain of custody and traceability of information, as well as to identify risks together with the upstream mines. " p.90