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9 January 2017

Insufficient monitoring of supply chains by large battery manufacturers exposed

Author: Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post

„Tesla aims to sustain purity of car batteries, but can any company be sure?”, 30 December 2016...

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9 January 2017

Negative effects of lithium mining on indigenous communities in Chile & Argentina exposed by Washington Post investigation; includes company statements

Author: Todd C. Frankel & Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post

“Tossed aside in the ‘white gold’ rush: Indigenous people are left poor as tech world takes lithium from under their feet”, 19 December 2016...

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9 January 2017

Tracking human rights violations & environmental impacts in lithium batteries supply chains in China, DRC & So. America

This series of stories in the Washington Post found that the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries - the power source for smartphones, laptops and electric cars - is linked to human rights abuses and environmental pollution in cobalt mines in Congo,...

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5 January 2017

Commentary: Major European football clubs must investigate their sponsors' human rights records

Author: Peter Bengtsen, Le Monde diplomatique

“Football giants don’t check on sponsors - Where the money comes from”, July 2015...

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13 December 2016

Malaysia: Panasonic & Samsung face allegations that workers in their supply chains are being cheated, exploited & underpaid; companies launch investigations

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4 December 2016

Japan: Companies at risk of being complicit with Israeli settlements

Subsequent to reports that the Osaka Chamber of Commerce had conducted a mission to Israel to discuss economic co-operation, Palestine Forum Japan, an NGO working on Palestinian rights, sent a query requesting information on how the organisation ensur...

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4 December 2016
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Author: パレスチナの平和を考える会

10月6日(木)、パレスチナの平和を考える会および関西共同行動、ATTAC関西の3団体は、先に送付していた質問書に対する回答を受け、意見交換を行うため、近畿経済産業局との会合の場を持ちました。…質問書は、この間急速に進んでいる関西の財界とイスラエルとの経済交流の旗振り役をしている近畿経済産業局に対し、国連人権理事会等で議論されているイスラエルの入植地ビジネスに関する法的・倫理的リスクをどこまで考慮しているのかを問うものであり、それに対する近畿経産局の回答は、本省(経済産業省)の検討を待って対応する...

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Company non-response
3 December 2016

Panasonic did not respond regarding Palestine Forum Japan's concerns

Author: Panasonic

Panasonic confirmed to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre their participation in the Israeli mission, but declined to comment further.

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21 November 2016

Malaysia: Panasonic & Samsung face allegations that workers in their supply chains are being cheated, exploited & underpaid; companies launch investigations

Author: Pete Pattisson, Guardian (UK)

"Samsung and Panasonic accused over supply chain labour abuses in Malaysia"...

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1 October 2016

In your phone, In their Air

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...

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