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16 November 2017

Dem. Rep of Congo: Industry giants fail to tackle child labour allegations in cobalt battery supply chains says new report

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5 October 2016
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30 September 2016

The cobalt pipeline: Tracing the path from deadly hand-dug mines in Congo to consumers’ phones and laptops

Author: Todd C. Frankel, Michael Robinson Chavez & Jorge Ribas, Washington Post

The [Washington] Post traced this cobalt pipeline and, for the first time, showed how cobalt mined in these harsh conditions ends up in popular consumer products.  It moves from small-scale Congolese mines to a single Chinese company — Congo DongFang...

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29 September 2016

Amnesty Intl. finds cobalt in electric car batteries are mined using child labour; company responses included

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21 January 2016
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Author: Amnistía Internacional y Afrewatch

“Trabajo infantil tras las baterías de los teléfonos inteligentes y los automóviles eléctricos”, 19 de Enero de 2016...

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20 January 2016
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19 January 2016

Amnesty Intl. & Afrewatch report exposes child labour behind smart phone & electric car batteries

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9 November 2015

Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) ranks 100 brands on environmental supply chain performance in China

On October 22, 2015, the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) released its ranking of 167 brands on their environmental supply chain performance in China.  The image shows the top 10 companies in the 2015 ranking - for the full ranking see...

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3 November 2013

Chinese bus builder's labor troubles may be a problem for Gov. Brown (USA)

Author: Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times

Gov. Jerry Brown's vision to build electric buses in California may be giving him a black eye. In April, Brown visited the factory of Chinese vehicle manufacturer Build Your Dreams, or BYD, and announced that the company would make similar vehicles in...

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25 November 2010

Cividep report on working conditions in mobile phone manufacturing plants in Sriperumbudur, Chennai, India - and company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In September 2010, Cividep (India) published a report raising concerns about working conditions in mobile phone manufacturing plants at the Nokia campus of the Telecom Special Economic Zone in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai. The report, "Changing...

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