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Article
9 January 2017

China: Graphite production for lithium-ion batteries causes severe environmental pollution; complaints by villagers are suppressed

Author: Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post

“In your phone, in their air - A trace of graphite is in consumer tech. In these Chinese villages, it’s everywhere.”, 2 October 2016...

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Article
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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Article
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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Story
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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Story
4 December 2016

Japan: Companies at risk of being complicit with Israeli settlements

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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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Article
21 November 2016

Samsung and Panasonic accused over supply chain labour abuses in Malaysia

Author: Pete Pattisson, Guardian (UK)

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

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Article
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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Report
1 November 2016

Samsung - Modern Tech, Medieval Conditions

Author: Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Samsung is a huge company accounting for around one fifth of Korea’s gross domestic product. Its supply chains reach around the world with a predominance of workers in Asia. Leaked documents show that Samsung corporate policy is to punish union...

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Article
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...

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