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 Myrthe Verwije

 

Fairphone created material profiles for 10 main materials

Fairphone created material profiles for 10 main materials

May 08, 2017

Together with The Dragonfly Initiative, Fairphone is working on a scoping study on the social and environmental issues in materials that are found in smartphones. After identifying the main materials to focus on, they now created material profiles with the issues and opportunities related to each of them.

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Corporate responsibility for child labor issues in cobalt mines

Corporate responsibility for child labor issues in cobalt mines

May 08, 2017

Cobalt is an essential element in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that are used for smartphones, laptops and electric vehicles. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the world’s biggest supplier of cobalt, children work in dangerous and unhealthy conditions.

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New OECD practical action tool for companies to tackle child labor

New OECD practical action tool for companies to tackle child labor

May 08, 2017

The OECD developed a new guideline that describes practical actions companies can undertake in order to identify and prevent child labor in their mineral supply chains.

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A Critical Milestone: SHARPS and Presidential Frontrunner Agree to Policy Framework Over Samsung

A Critical Milestone: SHARPS and Presidential Frontrunner Agree to Policy Framework Over Samsung

May 08, 2017

SHARPS and the party of South Korea’s Presidential frontrunner have agreed to a policy framework aimed at resolving the occupational disease cluster of Samsung Electronics.

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The corporate social responsibility mirage

The corporate social responsibility mirage

May 04, 2017

Twenty-five years after the start of the first CSR programs, they form an international multi-billion-dollar industry. But unsafe, illegal conditions continue in supply chain factories throughout the world.

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