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7 Aug 2017


Samsung response

…We feel very unfortunate regarding the incidents of acute methanol poisoning that occurred at our third-tier suppliers in Korea in early 2016. However, we would like to explain several aspects to properly contextualize this issue. Importantly, SAMSUNG is not a participating party to any contract between its third-tier suppliers (who also supplied to other customers) and to the affected employees. As such, SAMSUNG is not responsible under the applicable Korean laws that govern these types of business arrangements. Nonetheless, as SAMSUNG takes work safety as one of its key priorities and is dedicated to making positive changes in our supply chain ecosystem, we have taken various measures to improve our existing practices and to prevent recurrence of such incidents in our supply chain going forward…