This portion of the Reports outlined findings and recommendations pertinent to companies managing critical minerals supply chains, including cobalt, graphite, and lithium. First, the Reports conceded that, although onshoring more of the strategic and critical minerals production chain is in the United States’ strategic defensive and economic interests, this process will take years given the technical and manufacturing expertise required to support such a transition. In addition, the Reports discussed the risks posed by disruption and instability along the critical minerals production chain stemming from links with organized crime and human rights abuses.
Brittany Griffin is a summer associate in the Baker McKenzie North America Litigation & Government Enforcement Practice Group in Washington, DC. She focuses on anti-corruption compliance due diligence and enforcement matters. Brittany has substantial experience in the technology industry, where she spent over eight years in a variety of positions, including risk management.