Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tesla, GM, Ford questioned by U.S. senator about Chinese supply chains and connections to forced labor

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  • Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., asked major automakers, including Tesla, General Motors and Ford to provide details about their Chinese supply chains.
  • Wyden said he wants to assess the “effectiveness of trade-based efforts by the United States to combat forced labor and other serious human rights abuses in China.”
  • A law banning imports from the Xinjiang region says the importer must give convincing evidence forced labor was not involved in manufacturing.

GM said after the report that it monitors its global supply chain and performs due diligence, “particularly where we identify or are made aware of potential violations of the law, our agreements, or our policies.” The carmaker said it uses its supplier code of conduct, guided by the U.N. Global Compact, to “investigate issues, substantiate claims, establish the facts and act rapidly to determine the appropriate solution on a case-by-case basis, up to and including the termination of business relationships.”

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