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child labour DRC mining safety worker apple samsung sony dell electronics companies corporate accountability business and human rights

    September 29, 2016

    Released 00:00 GMT on 30 September 2016

     

    Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) inhale toxic dust as they mine the cobalt that powers the batteries we rely on for our phones and laptops. Yet electronics manufacturers – global brands including Apple and Samsung – won’t tell us if their cobalt supply chains are tainted by child labour. They have a responsibility to do so –to check for and address child labour in their supply chains, setting an example for the rest of the industry to follow.

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