Controversy surrounds Glencore’s stake in UK battery maker Britishvolt

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Swiss-based mining outfit faces bribery investigations in the US and UK over its operations in DRC

Buying an electric vehicle may seem like the ethical choice but a campaign group has warned that Glencore’s investment in the sector could muddy the waters.

The concerns revolve around multiple corruption investigations into Glencore’s mining operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, home to the world’s largest reserves of cobalt, a crucial metal in electric battery manufacture.

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