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11 September 2017
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Author: Carl-Heinz Pierk, Die Tagespost

"Dem E-Auto gehört die Zukunft", 8 September 2017...

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27 August 2017

Indonesia: Mighty Earth petitions Samsung to stop partnership with Korindo group; concerns raised about company's environment and human rights record

Author: Mongabay

"Samsung under fire for partnership with forest-burning Korindo," 25 August 2017...

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11 August 2017

NGO Commentary: Korean govt's response to UNWG visit fails to acknowledge poor labour conditions and negative health impacts of companies

Author: Correspondence NGO group of the UN Working Group’s visit to Korea, Korean House for International Solidarity (Republic of Korea)

"Comment: The government’s response to UN Working Group’s Korea visit report does not reflect the Korean reality", 11 June 2017...

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8 August 2017

South Korea: Report asserts that Samsung and LG Electronics should take responsibility for acute methanol poisoning of workers in third-tier suppliers – companies respond


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7 August 2017

Samsung response

Author: Samsung

…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,...

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29 July 2017

Electric carmakers need to take more responsibility for mining of raw materials, says researcher at Amnesty Intl.

Author: Karl West, The Guardian

Britain last week joined France in pledging to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040... [T]he road to a promised land of zero-emission vehicles is littered with speed bumps... Battery makers are struggling to secure supplies of key ingredients...

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25 July 2017

New documentary exposing hazardous working conditions in Samsung Electronics premiers at South Korea's National Assembly

Author: stopsamsung (South Korea)

"A Documentary On Samsung Cluster Victims Premieres at S. Korea’s National Assembly", 26 June 2017...

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24 May 2017
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1 May 2017

Report on South Korea mission - UN Working Group on business & human rights

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

The Working Group welcomes the Government’s commitment to the Guiding Principles and the topic of business and human rights. It emphasizes the importance of moving from commitment to action and embedding the Guiding Principles in all commercial and...

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27 March 2017

2017 Corporate Accountability Index evaluates 22 companies on their commitments to freedom of expression & privacy

Author: Ranking Digital Rights

"Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index", 23 Mar 2017...

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