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Child labour is old news, yet still it goes on. Boys like #Dorsen struggle and suffer every day facing hours of hard labour on empty stomachs. Risking beatings. Risking injury and damaging their health. Amnesty International say: "If human rights abuses have occurred at any point in the supply chain, the company must, in cooperation with other relevant actors... take action to remediate the harm suffered by the people affected." We've written to these corporations asking them to assist their customers to help these children. Will these corporates respond?
Meet the men who could help Dorsen, Richard and children like them

We've written a letter to companies to ask them to organise at-the-point-of-sale fundraising to support Dorsen and Richard, and child miners like them. These children labour 12 hours a day for as little as 8p to mine cobalt for recharagable batteries used in smartphones, laptops and cars. First, the letter, then meet the men.

Tweet Added to website: 27 March 2017, updated since
Rajeev Suri, CEO Nokia Rajeev Suri, Nokia

“Connecting people”

Rajeev is a leader with a passion for creating value, innovation, and delivering technologies that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Source >

Facebook: facebook.com/nokia/
Twitter: @nokia
Email: government.relations@nokia.com

US/North American media
Carol Dematteo (Irving)
Mobile: +12147286197
E-mail: carol.dematteo@nokia.com

French & European media 
Anne Samson (Paris)
Mobile: +33603793086
E-mail: anne.samson@nokia.com

Postal address:
Mr Rajeev Suri, CEO
Nokia
Karaportti 3
02610 Espoo
Finland

CONTACT LOG:
Facebook: Nokia, posted letter, 22 March 16.33pm
Emailed carol.dematteo@nokia.com, 28 March 2017, FAO CEO
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Follow-up email to with attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 13:18
To: 'press.services@nokia.com' <press.services@nokia.com>
Cc: 'carol.dematteo@nokia.com' <carol.dematteo@nokia.com>; 'anne.samson@nokia.com' <anne.samson@nokia.com>; 'government.relations@nokia.com' <government.relations@nokia.com>
Subject: FAO Mr Rajeev Suri, CEO Nokia

Expect reply by 1 May 2017

18 April 2017: Acknowledgement with promise of further response
from Laura Okkonen
Corporate Affairs
Nokia Group
Telephone: +358504869100
Email: laura.okkonen@nokia.com

Bryce Lee, Huayou Cobalt, China Bryce Lee, Huayou Cobalt

“As heaven's movement is ever vigorous, so must a gentleman strive ceaselessly to become even stronger”

Manager of Responsible Supply Chain
Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd.
Email: market@huayou.com
Facebook: none
Twitter: none

Postal address:
Mr. Xuehua Chen, Chairman of the board
Mr Bryce Lee, Manager of Responsible Supply Chain
Huayou Cobalt
18 Wu Zhendong Road
Tongxiang Economic Development Zone
Zhejiang
China

CONTACT LOG:
Email: Bryce Lee, with attached letter on 27 March 2017
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Follow-up email and attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 12:33
To: 'market@huayou.com' <market@huayou.com>
Subject: FOA Xuehua Chen, Chairman of the board and Bryce Lee, Manager of Responsible Supply Chain
Expect reply by 1 May 2017

Boo-Keun Yoon, Samsung Boo-Keun Yoon, Samsung

“Inspire the world, create the future”

Email the CEO (online form)
Facebook: facebook.com/SamsungMobile/
Twitter: @SamsungMobile

Postal address:
Mr Boo-Keun Youn, CEO
Samsung Electronics Co.
129 Samsung-ro
Yeongtong-gu
Suwon-si
Gyeonggi-do
South Korea

CONTACT LOG:
Facebook: Samsung, posted letter 22 March, 6.16pm
Facebook: SamsungMobile, posted letter, 22 March
Twitter: @SamsungMobile, 23 March, 2.09am
Twitter: @SamsungMobile, link to letter, 22 March, 9.04am
Email: CEO: letter attached to email, 26 March, submitted through online form
Response from Samsung: 26 March - unsatisfactory.
Email: CEO, letter attached, 28 March 2017, via online form.
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Follow-up email and attached letter via online form: 18 April 2017 (Took screengrab)
Expect reply by 1 May 2017

Juno Cho, LG Electronics Juno Cho, LG

“Life's Good”

LG Twin Towers 20 Yoido-dong, 
Youngdungpo-gu Seoul, Korea
Tel + 82-2-3777-1444 
LG Electronics Headquarters Corporate Communications Team
Press office: LGnews@lge.com
General email: lgpr@lge.com
Facebook: facebook.com/LGMobile/
Twitter: @LGUS

Postal address:
Mr Juno Cho, CEO
LG Electronics
LG Twin Towers
20 Yeouido-dong
Yeongdeungpo-gu
Seoul
Korea

CONTACT LOG:
Emailed lgpr@lge.com, 28 March '17
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Follow-up email and attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 13:03
To: 'LGnews@lge.com' <LGnews@lge.com>; 'lgpr@lge.com' <lgpr@lge.com>
Subject: FOA Juno Cho, CEO LG
Expect reply by 1 May 2017

Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft Satya Nadella, Microsoft Lumia  

“At Microsoft, our mission is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential. We consider our mission statement a commitment to our customers.”

Press office: ukprteam@microsoft.com
Facebook: facebook.com/MicrosoftUK/
Twitter, personal: @satyanadella
Twitter, corporate: @Microsoft

Postal address:
Mr Satya Nadella, CEO
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond
WA 98052-6399
USA

CONTACT LOG:
Twitter: @satyanadella, link to letter. 20 March, 1.21pm
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Twitter: @satyanadella, 12 April. We have written to you. Looking forward to your response.
Follow-up email and attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 13:06
To: 'ukprteam@microsoft.com' <ukprteam@microsoft.com>
Subject: FAO Mr Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft

Expect reply by 1 May 2017

Robert Puskaric, CEO Doro Robert Puskaric, Doro

General email address: IR@doro.com 
Sales: acsales@doro.com
Facebook: None
Twitter: None

Postal address:
Mr Robert Puskaric, CEO
Doro
Magistratsvägen 10,
226 43 Lund
Sweden

CONTACT LOG:
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Follow-up email and attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 13:20
To: 'IR@doro.com' <IR@doro.com>
Subject: FOA: Robert Puskaric, CEO Doro

Expect reply by 1 May 2017

Kazuo Hirai, CEO of Sony Kazuo Hirai, Sony

“inspires and fulfills your curiosity”

Email: kazuo.hirai@jp.sony.com

Sony Press Contact, UK: Aimee Lake 
Email: aimee.lake@eu.sony.com 
Facebook: facebook.com/Sony/
Twitter: @Sony

Postal address:
Mr  Kazuo Hirai, CEO
Sony
1-7-1 Konan 
Minato-ku
Tokyo
108-0075
Japan

CONTACT LOG:
Facebook: posted letter, 22 March, 16.26
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Follow-up email and attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 13:22
To: 'kazuo.hirai@jp.sony.com' <kazuo.hirai@jp.sony.com>
Cc: 'aimee.lake@eu.sony.com' <aimee.lake@eu.sony.com>
Subject: FAO Mr. Kazuo Hirai, CEO Sony

Expect reply by 1 May 2017

Jason Chen, CEO Acer Jason Chen, Acer

Acer Inc.
8F, 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd. 
Xizhi, New Taipei City 221, Taiwan 

Acer UK Ltd
Heathrow Boulevard III
282 Bath Road
West Drayton
Greater London
UB7 0DQ

Postal address
Mr Jason Chen, CEO
Acer Inc.
8f, 88, Sec. 1,
Xintai 5th Rd
Xizhi
New Taipei City 221
Taiwan

No press email
Investors email: investor.relations@acer.com
Facebook: facebook.com/AcerUK/
Twitter: @Acer

CONTACT LOG:
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Follow-up email and attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 13:24
To: 'investor.relations@acer.com' <investor.relations@acer.com>
Subject: FAO Mr Jason Chen, CEO Acer

Expect reply by 1 May 2017

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Tim Cook, Apple

Email: tcook@apple.com
Press office, UK: media.uk@apple.com
Press office, USA: media.help@apple.com

Facebook: facebook.com/Apple.Inc.U.S.A7
Twitter: @Apple (Apple does not tweet)

Postal address:
Mr Tim Cook, CEO
Apple
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino
CA 95014
USA

CONTACT LOG:
Emailed 27 March 2017
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Follow-up email and attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 13:30
To: 'tcook@apple.com' <tcook@apple.com>
Cc: 'media.help@apple.com' <media.help@apple.com>; 'media.uk@apple.com' <media.uk@apple.com>
Subject: FAO Mr Tim Cook, CEO Apple

Expect reply by 1 May 2017

Loric Porier, CEO Archos Loric Porier, Archos

Press office: press-relations@archos.com

Facebook: facebook.com/ARCHOS/
Twitter, personal @LoricPorier (now defunct)
Twitter, corporate: @ARCHOS

PR: Tricia.May@harvard.co.uk, Archos@harvard.co.uk

Emmanuelle Bureau du Colombier, Archos SA
Telephone: +33 (0)1 69 33 13 78
E-Mail: ebdc@archos.com

Postal address:
Mr  Loric Porier, CEO
Archos
12, rue Ampère
91430 Igny
FRANCE

CONTACT LOG:
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Twitter: @LoricPorier 12 April. It appears Loric Porier then deleted his Twitter account.
Follow-up email and attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 13:39
To: 'press-relations@archos.com' <press-relations@archos.com>
Cc: 'Tricia.May@harvard.co.uk' <Tricia.May@harvard.co.uk>; 'Archos@harvard.co.uk' <Archos@harvard.co.uk>; 'ebdc@archos.com' <ebdc@archos.com>
Subject: FAO Mr Loric Porier, CEO Archos

Expect reply by 1 May 2017

Yang Yuanqing, CEO of Lenovo Yang Yuanqing, Lenovo

“Lenovo and its employees are committed to helping those less fortunate and, when disaster strikes, to lending a helping hand to those who are in difficult circumstances. In addition, Lenovo has committed 1 percent of its pre-tax income to programs and initiatives that serve society to address issues in areas of great need, no matter where those areas or issues happen to be.”
Source>

Anti-slavery and human trafficking statement >
Lenovo, 1009 Think Place, Morrisville, NC 27560

Worldwide corporate press contact: Charlotte West
Email cwest@lenovo.com
Facebook: facebook.com/lenovo/
Twitter: @lenovous

Media contacts

Corporate: Borja Velon Lepine, borjavelon@lenovo.com T. 34 91 7896883
Corporate: Angela Lee, angelalee@lenovo.com T. 852 2516 4810
Corporate: Ray Gorman, rgorman@lenovo.com T. 919 257 6325
Corporate: Charlotte West, cwest@lenovo.com T. 44 7825 605720

Postal address:
Mr Yang Yuanqing, CEO
Lenovo
No. 6 Shangdi West Road
Haidian District
Beijing
BEJ 100085
China

CONTACT LOG:
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Follow-up email and attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 13:49
To: 'cwest@lenovo.com' <cwest@lenovo.com>; 'rgorman@lenovo.com' <rgorman@lenovo.com>; 'angelalee@lenovo.com' <angelalee@lenovo.com>; 'borjavelon@lenovo.com' <borjavelon@lenovo.com>
Subject: FAO Mr. Yang Yuanqing, CEO Lenovo
Expect reply by 1 May 2017

Sundar Pichai CEO Google Sundar Pichai, Google

 “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

Press office : press-uk@google.com
Press office: press@google.com
Facebook: facebook.com/GoogleUK/
Twitter, personal:   @sundarpichai
Twitter, corporate: @Google

Postal address:
Mr Sundar Pichai, CEO
Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View
CA, 94043
USA

CONTACT LOG:
Posted letter via Twitter and Facebook: 27 March 2017
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Follow-up email and attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 14:00
To: 'press@google.com' <press@google.com>; 'press-uk@google.com' <press-uk@google.com>
Subject: FAO Mr Sundar Pichai, CEO Google

Expect reply by 1 May 2017

John S Chen, CEO Blackberry John S Chen, Blackberry

www.crackberry.com/john-chen

Press office: mediarelations@BlackBerry.com
Also: citizenship@blackberry.com
Facebook: facebook.com/BlackBerry/
Twitter: @BlackBerry
Personal twitter: @JohnChen

Postal address:
Mr John S Chen, CEO
Blackberry
2200 University Ave. E
Waterloo
ON
Canada
N2K 0A7

CONTACT LOG:
Twitter @BlackBerry: posted letter, 22 March, 3.00pm
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Tweeted @JohnChen: 13 April 2017
Follow-up email with attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 14:01
To: 'mediarelations@BlackBerry.com' <mediarelations@BlackBerry.com>; 'citizenship@blackberry.com' <citizenship@blackberry.com>
Subject: FAO Mr John Chen, Blackberry

Expect reply by 1 May 2017

Nick Jeffery, CEO Vodafone Nick Jeffery, Vodafone

Press office: ukmediarelations@vodafone.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vodafoneUK/
Twitter: @VodafoneUK

Postal address:
Mr Nick Jeffrey, CEO
Vodafone Group plc
Vodafone House
The Connection
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2FN

CONTACT LOG:
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Follow-up email with attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 14:03
To: 'ukmediarelations@vodafone.com' <ukmediarelations@vodafone.com>
Subject: FAO Mr Nick Jeffrey, CEO Vodafone

Expect reply by 1 May 2017

Matthias Müller, CEO Volkswagen Matthias Müller, Volkswagen

Head office email: vw@volkswagen.de
Also: kundenbetreuung@volkswagen.de
Facebook: facebook.com/Volkswagenvwofficial
Twitter: @Volkswagen

Postal address:
Mr Matthias Müller, CEO
Volkswagen
Brieffach 1998
D-38436 Wolfsburg
Germany

CONTACT LOG:
Snail mail: 4 April 2017
Follow-up email with attached letter, 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 14:06
To: 'vw@volkswagen.de' <vw@volkswagen.de>; 'kundenbetreuung@volkswagen.de' <kundenbetreuung@volkswagen.de>
Subject: FAO Mr Matthias Müller, CEO Volkswagen

Expect reply by 1 May 2017
*Acknowledgement received 18 April 2017

Michael Dell, CEO Dell Michael S. Dell, Dell

Media Inquiries (Press Only)
PO Box 163867
Austin, TX 78716
Media Hotline: +1 (512) 600-5586
Email: communications@msdf.org

Twitter, personal account: @MichaelDell
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation: www.msdf.org
Twitter: @msdf_foundation

Postal address:
Mr Michael S Dell, CEO
Dell Inc.
1 Dell Way
Round Rock
Texas 78682
USA

CONTACT LOG:
Snail mail: 10 April 2017
Follow-up email with attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 14:11
To: 'communications@msdf.org' <communications@msdf.org>
Subject: FAO Mr Michael Dell, CEO Dell

Also tweeted @MichaelDell
Expect reply by 8 May 2017

Dion J Weisler, CEO HP Inc. Dion J. Weisler, CEO HP Inc.

Website contact form >

Twitter: @HP
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HP

Postal address:
Mr Dion Weisler, CEO
HP Inc
1501 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto
CA 94304 USA

CONTACT LOG:
Snail mail: 10 April 2017
Follow-up email and link to letter via online form: 18 April 2017 (took screengrab)


Expect reply by 8 May 2017

Dieter Zetsche, CEO Daimler Dieter Zetsche, CEO Daimler

General email: dialog@daimler.com

Head of Global Communications, Jörg Howe
Email joerg.howe@daimler.com

Twitter: @Daimler
Twitter: @Daimler_News
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Daimler

Postal address:
Mr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO
Daimler
Mercedesstraße 137, 70327
Stuttgart
Germany

CONTACT LOG:
Snail mail: 10 April 2017
Follow-up email with attached letter: 18 April 2017
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 18 April 2017 14:16
To: 'joerg.howe@daimler.com' <joerg.howe@daimler.com>
Subject: FAO Dieter Zetsche, CEO Daimler

Expect reply by 8 May 2017

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