CATL Statement on Supply Chain Concerns


A June 5 letter by U.S. Members of Congress, accusing CATL of having connections to forced labor, is groundless and completely false. It cites information about suppliers in an inaccurate and misleading way. With some suppliers quoted in the letter, business relations ceased long ago. With other suppliers, business relations have been conducted with different subsidiaries and with absolutely no connection to forced labor or anything that violates U.S. applicable laws and regulations. With still others, we have never procured any products from them and the cited information is simply wrong and misguided. CATL is in strict compliance with all applicable laws and regulations with respect to its operations and business activities in the U.S.

CATL adheres to the highest business and ethical standards, and has effective policies in place to ensure responsible and sustainable supply chain according to the highest global standards.

CATL has established strict internal controls of procurement to ensure we are in full compliance with all applicable requirements. We have also deployed audit toolkit "CREDIT" to evaluate the sustainability performance of enterprises across the battery supply chain, and is a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote global energy transition and green development.