Summary: Emailed Mark Dummett, Amnesty International, with copy of letter sent to corporates. Acknowledgement and interest expressed by Mark Dummett. Time taken: 3 days.
From: Flinty Maguire
Sent: 20 March 2017 19:52
To: Mark Dummett
Subject: Corporate responses to child and artisanal cobalt miners in DRCongo.
Dear Mr Dummett
Please find attached a letter to a number of CEOs involved in smartphone manufacture, plus Mr Bryce Lee, Manager of Responsible Supply, Huayou Cobalt, Ltd. More companies will be added to this communication as I develop the contacts.
I have found the Amnesty International report: This is what we die for, helpful. It is disturbed and upsetting how corporations, with such resources on hand, are so ambivalent towards the conditions of the upstream supply chain.
The attached letter asks for responses to yes/no questions, which will be published on the Children Play website and, hopefully, turn into meaningful dialogue and positive action.
You will find the link to this letter and corporate responses, if any, from this page. http://childrenplay.org/20170317_Smartphone_companies_and_child_labour.html
It is part of movement to seek an ethical and moral trade relationship between workers and consumers, and address blatant human rights abuses. I do hope you will take an interest in this, and also that corporates will give positive responses.
All good wishes
Email received: POSITIVE
From: Mark Dummett
Sent: 23 March 2017 12:51
To: Flinty Maguire
Subject: RE: Corporate responses to child and artisanal cobalt miners in DRCongo.
Thanks for this Flinty, it’ll be good to see how the companies respond.
Contact info for Mark Dummett
Amnesty International business and human rights researcher