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 Myrthe Verwije

 

Joint statement in support of SHARPS - Minjoo party framework agreement

Joint statement in support of SHARPS - Minjoo party framework agreement

Jun 16, 2017

In a joint statement, five international networks working in the area of human rights, occupational health and environmental health in the electronics industry encourage the Minjoo Party in South Korea to concretize the framework agreement that was reached with SHARPS to improve worker safety policies.

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The Blind: A report on methanol poisoning cases in supply chains of Samsung and LG

The Blind: A report on methanol poisoning cases in supply chains of Samsung and LG

Jun 15, 2017

The report describes cases of methanol poisoning in third-tier suppliers for Samsung and LG in South Korea. The authors argue that lead companies such as Samsung and LG should recognize their responsibility and come to a social dialogue with the victims and civil society organizations.

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Methanol poisoning victim testifies before UN Human Rights Council

Methanol poisoning victim testifies before UN Human Rights Council

Jun 13, 2017

During the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, a former employee at a Samsung Electronics subcontractor testified about his loss of vision caused by methanol poisoning in the workplace.

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IndustriALL resists layoffs of striking workers at Indonesian copper mine

IndustriALL resists layoffs of striking workers at Indonesian copper mine

Jun 13, 2017

More than 3,000 striking workers have now been fired at PT Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Papua, Indonesia.

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Fairphone visited cobalt mines in Congo

Fairphone visited cobalt mines in Congo

Jun 08, 2017

Two members of the Value Chain team of Fairphone visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to learn more about the conditions in which cobalt is mined. Cobalt is an essential part of mobile phones.

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