LG Electronics, Nokia Tackle Illegal Tin Mining in Indonesia

Author: Mike Hower, Sustainable Brands, Published on: 13 August 2013

LG Electronics, Nokia, Sony, Blackberry and Motorola [Motorola Mobility (part of Google)] have released statements reaffirming their commitments to tackling illegal tin mining in Indonesia. The move came after British environmental NGO Friends of the Earth...found: Dangerous and unregulated tin mining...in 2011 an average of one miner a week died in an accident...child labor in the unofficial mines...Silt from tin mining is...driving away fish and ruining fishermen's livelihoods...Farmland and forest destroyed...Craig Bennett, Friends of the Earth's Director of Policy and Campaigns [said] "To prevent problems elsewhere and help companies identify risks...we're...calling for new laws in Europe requiring them to reveal the full human and environmental impacts of their operations." [also refers to O2 (part of Telefónica)]

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Related companies: 02 (Telefonica Ltd) BlackBerry Google (part of Alphabet) LG Electronics (part of LG Corp.) Motorola Mobility (part of Lenovo) Nokia Sony Telefónica