In April 2020, the company announced plans for a climate neutral car by 2030. Polestar now communicates an important step on its transparency journey, announcing a partnership with blockchain provider Circulor.
Polestar already works with Circulor on the traceability of cobalt in the batteries for the Polestar 2 electric performance fastback. With the new partnership, Polestar and Circulor have set a progressive scope and ambition that aims to entail a range of raw materials, focusing on those with identified risks in either environmental and/or human rights, such as nickel, mica, manganese, graphite and lithium, amongst others.
True climate action needs transparency, and the aim with CO2e tracking is to finally see the embedded emissions that have been created as part of the production process, per facility as well as those inherited from suppliers through the supply chain. The greenhouse gas tracking solution offered by Circulor enables a more accurate CO2e footprint than using generic emissions data from databases.
"Caring about ethics and the environment is key to Polestar. This unprecedented level of traceability means that Polestar can promote sustainable and ethical practices in its supply chain, and provide better transparency for consumers," says Polestar ceo Thomas Ingenlath.