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Author: Caroline Kaeb and David Scheffer, Principles for Responsible Management Education, in Opinio Juris
"The Corporate Joust with Morality," 6 Jun 2016...
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Paint used by car makers linked to illegal mines in India reliant on child labour and debt bondage, company responses included
Author: Peter Bengtsen & Annie Kelly, Guardian [UK]
"Vauxhall and BMW among car firms linked to child labour over glittery mica paint", 28 July 2016...
Investigations highlighted incidences of child labour, debt-bondage and unsafe work conditions mica mines of various indian states. Many of these mines are reported to be operating without licenses. The mica sourced from some of these mines is...
Automobile firms' quest for low-cost parts led to using deadly Takata air bags over safer components - New York Times report
Author: Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times (USA)
"A Cheaper Airbag, and Takata’s Road to a Deadly Crisis", 26 Aug. 2016...
Author: The Climate Group
"World’s most influential companies announce investments in cleaner, smarter energy," 20 Sept 2016...
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- Related in-depth areas: Mitigation
- Related companies: Apple Bank of America Diageo General Motors HP (Hewlett-Packard) Johnson & Johnson North Face (part of VF Corp) Timberland (part of VF Corp) VF Corp Wells Fargo Wrangler (part of VF Corp)
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...
Author: Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post
Follows article The cobalt pipeline Tracing the path from deadly hand-dug mines in Congo to consumers’ phones and laptops. Includes responses/non-responses to the Washington Post's investigation by Congo DongFang Mining/Hyuayou Cobalt and Apple...
Author: Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post
….The companies making [lithium-ion batteries] promote the bright futuristic possibilities of the “clean” technology. But virtually all such batteries use graphite, and its cheap production in China, often under lax environmental controls, produces old...