Mr. Xuehua Chen, Chairman of the Board, Huayou Cobalt Ltd: Will you help these cobalt children, please? Children like Dorsen have helped companies make lots of profit. Dorsen works 12 hours a day for as little as 8p or 10̔¢. This is slave labour and a human rights abuse. Your help would be appreciated. Your company would be lauded.
Will Xuehua Chen, Chairman of the Board, and Bryce Lee, Manager of Responsible Supply, Huayou Cobalt Ltd. help the Congolese cobalt children?
From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: 27 March 2017 20:36 To: 'email@example.com' <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: 'Mark Dummett' <email@example.com>; 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com>; 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com>; 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com> Subject: FAO Mr Bryce Lee, Child and artisanal miners in the DR Congo
For the attention of Mr Bryce Lee, Manager of Responsible Supply, Huayou Cobalt, Ltd.
Dear Mr Lee
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 will be published on the Cobalt Children website and, hopefully, turn into meaningful dialogue and positive action.
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.