Please find attached a letter concerning the welfare of child and artisanal cobalt miners in the DR Congo.
I have found the Amnesty International report: This is what we die for, helpful. It is disturbing and upsetting how corporations, with such resources on hand, are so ambivalent towards the conditions of the upstream supply chain. The Sky News report: Meet Dorsen, who mines cobalt for your mobile phone, has incurred widespread reaction and concern.
The attached letter asks for responses to yes/no questions, which is published on the Cobalt Children website and, hopefully, turn into meaningful dialogue and positive action.
You will find the link to this letter and corporate responses via this page. http://childrenplay.org/20170317_Smartphone_companies_and_child_labour.html
This is a movement to seek an ethical and moral trade relationship between the artisanal cobalt miners, and the consumers of the products containing cobalt. Corporations, such as yours, bridge this gap. We need your help to address the blatant human rights abuses of these Congolese people.
I look forward to your reply.
With thanks and all good wishes