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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.
Flow chart of cobalt supply through Huayou Cobalt, China
Will Xuehua Chen, Chairman of the Board, and Bryce Lee, Manager of Responsible Supply, Huayou Cobalt Ltd. help the Congolese cobalt children?

Image credit: Amnesty International report: This is what we die for, 2016

Added: 28 March 2017
 
Email out #1
Date our letter was posted: 4 April 2017
Email out #1, 27 March 2017

From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 27 March 2017 20:36
To: 'market@huayou.com' <market@huayou.com>
Cc: 'Mark Dummett' <mark.dummett@amnesty.org>; 'ambassade.britannique@fco.gov.uk' <ambassade.britannique@fco.gov.uk>; 'tyler.gillard@oecd.org' <tyler.gillard@oecd.org>; 'news.plan@sky.uk' <news.plan@sky.uk>
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.

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
Flinty Maguire

www.cobaltchildren.org  

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No help offered from these companies: Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Daimler, Vodafone, Volkswagen, Lenovo. They gave standard "brush-off" responses. Apple claims they lead the industry!
CEO Rajeev Suri, Nokia
These companies didn't even bother to respond to our letters
Cobalt Children, 2017. Consumers and Corporates know it's wrong for children to mine cobalt.
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