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The fight against climate change requires a shift to sustainable mobility, such as electric cars and bicycles. However, this shift requires an increased demand for transition minerals, such as cobalt, lithium and manganese, which are essential ingredients for the batteries of these sustainable transport methods.


Unfortunately, the extraction of these minerals is often linked to human rights violations and environmental damage, both of which disproportionately affect women. While several initiatives in the e-bike industry exist to promote sustainability throughout the supply chain, social impacts are often overlooked.

To raise awareness of this issue, ActionAid has launched the FAIRBIKE campaign. Our message: only together can we achieve a just energy transition for people and planet.



ActionAid has therefore joined forces with Shift Cycling Culture to organize a roundtable discussion with various stakeholders in the bicycle industry to look for a path towards a sustainable e-bike industry and responsible mineral supply chains.


Why sustainability?

ActionAid’s partners discuss the social and environmental impacts that surround mineral extraction linked to e-bike batteries


Experts and companies will discuss the upcoming European regulations around International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC) as applied to the e-bike industry

IRBC and the e-bike sector?

We discuss the opportunities and challenges for responsible business conduct in the e-bike supply chain, and how the sector can address the social and environmental impacts of mineral extraction.

By the end of the session, we will all have an increased understanding of IRBC expectations and challenges for the industry, as well as new ideas to address these challenges and create a truly just energy transition.

The event will take place on July 9, 2024 at 13:00 at Shimano, Eindhoven (High Tech Campus 92, 5656 AG Eindhoven, parking in P9) and include an informal lunch. We hope you will join this crucial conversation on driving positive change in the bicycle industry.

RSVP before June 25th by sending an email to Be aware that there are limited spots available, so we hope to hear from you soon! Do you want to bring a colleague with you? Please let us know in advance.


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