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 Myrthe Verwije

 

Tin from rebel-controlled mine in Myanmar linked to Apple and other brands

Tin from rebel-controlled mine in Myanmar linked to Apple and other brands

Jun 23, 2017

The supply chains of over 500 companies, including Apple, Starbucks and Tiffany & Co, are linked to a tin mine controlled by an insurgent army in Myanmar. The Man Maw mine is controlled by the United Wa State Army (UWSA), which is placed under sanctions by the U.S. for suspected narcotics trafficking.

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University of Groningen affiliates to Electronics Watch

University of Groningen affiliates to Electronics Watch

Jun 22, 2017

The University of Groningen is the third Dutch university to affiliate to Electronics Watch. Electronics Watch aims at improving working conditions in electronics supply chains by calling on public buyers to source responsibly.

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Inside 'Foxconn city'

Inside 'Foxconn city'

Jun 22, 2017

Journalist Brian Merchant managed to enter Foxconn’s Longhua complex in Shenshen, China, home to around 450.000 workers. The Longhua complex received a lot of media attention in 2010, when employees committed suicide by jumping off the high buildings. Unfortunately, not much has changed since then.

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Highly toxic chemicals used in Asian semiconductor factories

Highly toxic chemicals used in Asian semiconductor factories

Jun 21, 2017

Chemicals that were banned by U.S. tech companies 25 years ago are still being used in Asian semiconductor factories. In the manufacturing processes of chips for electronic products, hazardous chemicals are used that cause aggressive forms of leukemia, miscarriages and birth defects.

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Photo reportage reveals the victims of chemical poisoning in Asian factories

Photo reportage reveals the victims of chemical poisoning in Asian factories

Jun 19, 2017

Workers in factories that produce parts for mobile phones in South Korea might still be exposed to chemicals that were banned in the U.S. 25 years ago. A photo reportage of Bloomberg shows the victims of chemical poisoning in South Korea.

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