The Federal Republic of Germany depends on the import of metallic, mineral and fossil fuel resources. The extraction of these raw materials takes place at the expense of the environment and leads to human rights violations. The German Federal Government does not take these consequences adequately into account. Instead, it supports the industry because of concerns around security of supply.
The Working Group on Raw Materials demands the following:
- Reduce raw material consumption.
- Effectively protect human rights.
- Protect and strengthen civil society worldwide.