Tag Archives: Kimbilio

Corporates may ignore the cobalt children, but school children in Brotton take it seriously

So, Apple got back and told me they had “strict standards” regarding child labourers and artisanal cobalt miners  in DR Congo. When I downloaded Apple’s latest PDF report on due diligence – I realised their standards are not so strict. It’s not good enough. What I want is a company (Apple?) to set an example …

Doing something practical. Sound bites don’t feed children. Lovely things to buy

DORSEN AND RICHARD: Doing something practical pays off [Header image: Sky News] When I saw the Sky News film of Dorsen and Richard in February, I was distressed. I wanted to do something – not sure what – to help. I took their story personally. I have a smartphone, a camera, a laptop – I …

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 …