Supply Chain

We source from suppliers that respect human rights and protect the environment

We source from suppliers that respect human rights and protect the environment

Understanding Our Supply Chain

As we expand our global operations, we continue to systematically map our complex supply chains to understand their origins. New suppliers are required to disclose the details of their supply chains so we can verify sources and identify risks via third-party audits. Page 103

92% Reuse of Raw Materials in Battery Pack

Our battery factories have already begun implementing an in-house, closed-loop recycling system that will ensure 100% of Tesla batteries received are recycled and up to 92% of their raw materials are used.

92% Reuse of Raw Materials in Battery Pack

Our battery factories have already begun implementing an in-house, closed-loop recycling system that will ensure 100% of Tesla batteries received are recycled and up to 92% of their raw materials are used.

Lithium only accounts for roughly 1.5% of the full battery pack weight. Additionally, iron phosphate battery packs contain no cobalt or nickel. In addition to our own cell manufacturing operations, we’re currently using cells from four different suppliers with three different battery chemistries. Page 101

Lithium only accounts for roughly 1.5% of the full battery pack weight. Additionally, iron phosphate battery packs contain no cobalt or nickel. In addition to our own cell manufacturing operations, we’re currently using cells from four different suppliers with three different battery chemistries. Page 101

Battery Chemistry Diversity

On the Ground

We recently visited the Democratic Republic of Congo and Argentina to complete social and environmental risk assessments. This provided a nuanced understanding of regional needs—including the importance of artisanal and small-scale mining for local livelihoods, opportunities to minimize water usage by mining with new technologies and more. Page 106

Our Standards

We actively engage with our suppliers to address the potential of human rights violations in our value chain, holding our suppliers to the following standards:

Tesla Supplier Code of Conduct

Tesla Human Rights Policy

Tesla Responsible Materials Policy

Tesla Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

OECD Due Diligence Guidance

International Material Data System (IMDS)

  

2021 Impact Report