Tag Archives: Corporate apathy

Samsung: standard brush off. So disappointing. Wouldn’t it be better if they reconsidered and supported #Dorsen?

I am so disappointed with Samsung. Sean Archer’s response to my letter and emails is flat, unimaginative and cold. It’s standard text written to shut you up and brush you away. I wonder if the Samsung CEO, Mr. Boo-Keun Youn realises this standard text is misleading and unreliable. I wrote to Mr Boo-Keun Youn at …

Sky News: you describe Dorsen and Richard as “hopeless”, then seem to block all attempts to help them

From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org] Sent: 20 April 2017 17:22 To: ‘news.plan@sky.uk’ <news.plan@sky.uk>; ‘alex.crawford@sky.com’ <alex.crawford@sky.com> Cc: Kimbilio Ian Harvey (ian@congochildrentrust.org) <ian@congochildrentrust.org>; ‘Catherine Mutindi’ <catherinemutindi@gmail.com>; ‘mark.dummett@amnesty.org’ <mark.dummett@amnesty.org> Subject: Dorsen and Richard, child cobalt miners, DR Congo Importance: High   Dear Sky News   Huayou Cobalt, China, the company which has a history of buying cobalt …

Day 1: Counting the days to actual responses from corporates to the #Dorsen question. Nokia gets points by interacting and liking a tweet. Also: notes on international law

Gold star for Nokia. Dorsen’s day. International law No judgement here. The paper letters are in the post and will still be in postal bags somewhere. It will take a while for them to be delivered to offices in: China [Huayou Cobalt and Lenovo], Korea [Samsung and LG Electronics], Taiwan [Acer Inc.], Japan [Sony], Sweden …

Making contact with Mark Dummett, Amnesty International – POSITiVE

Summary: Emailed Mark Dummett, Amnesty International, with copy of letter sent to corporates. Acknowledgement and interest expressed by Mark Dummett. Time taken: 3 days. Email out: 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 …

Understanding how #smartphone corporates abuse children

Understanding the abusive cycle: government, corporates, kids… The DR Congo government told the people to mine for themselves after state run mines went bankrupt. The government does not enforce labour laws which prohibit child labour. There are thousands of unofficial cobalt mines in DR Congo, with no proper infrastructure, safety practice or equipment. The DR …

Making contact with Sister Catherine Mutindi, Kolwesi, DR Congo – POSITIVE

Making contact with Sister Catherine Mutindi, who provides support to child miners in Kolwezi, DR Congo From: Catherine Mutindi [mailto:catherinemutindi@gmail.com] Sent: 23 March 2017 14:47 To: Working to help child cobalt miners <hello@cobaltchildren.org> Subject: Re: Raising funds for children who mine cobalt Hi Flinty, Greetings from Kolwezi. Great reading you, and thanks for finding time to …