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Volkswagen – you’re a brilliant company. Why such an unhelpful, cautious, unimaginative response? Children cannot eat reports. Ja?

Oh dear. Volkswagen come back with a typical politically correct response with no offer of practical help for the cobalt children. I write back. Have you any intention of helping in a practical way? I point out that children cannot eat reports. Our follow-up email to Volkswagen, 10 May 2017. This is the afternoon before …

Communicating with Nokia. They’re Finnish and that should tell us something.

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Image credit: www.visitfinland.com Update: 11 May 2017. My optimism was misplaced. I received, via Laura Okkonen, a letter full of corporate waffle with no offer of practical help from Nokia. Have since written back… nothing in response… yet.   Below is my follow-up email to Rajeev Suri, CEO of Nokia, and Laura Okkonen of Corporate …

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 …

Gold star goes to Laura Okkonen at Nokia, proving that human life exists behind a corporate brand

Rajeev Suri, CEO Nokia

I sent out follow-up emails to all the corporates today: Huayou Cobalt Ltd. (this company buys cobalt from traders in DR Congo, who buy from artisanal miners where child labour is used); Samsung, LG, Microsoft, Nokia, Doro, Sony, Acer, Apple, Archos, Lenovo, Google, Blackberry, Vodafone, Volkswagen, Dell, HP and Daimler. It is AMAZING that 43 million …

Making contact with the Ambassador of DR Congo, Graham Zebedee – POSITIVE

Comment: Positive, sensitive and helpful response from the Dominique MUKOMA|Prosperity & Climate Change Officer. British Embassy – Kinshasa, on behalf of the British Ambassador to DR Congo. Time taken: 3 days. Email out: From: Flinty Maguire Sent: 20 March 2017 20:41 To: Ambassade Britannique Subject: Corporate responses to child and artisanal cobalt miners in DRCongo. Dear Mr …