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This report finds that the Dutch-based company ASM International N.V. (ASMI) should take responsibility for addressing health risks at the factories of its former subsidiary company, ASM Pacific Technology (ASMPT). The fact that ASMI is a minority shareholder of ASMPT is no reason for inaction, the report concludes.

The background to the research involved the incident whereby an employee of ASMPT in China fell ill with leukemia, after reportedly being exposed to the carcinogenic substance benzene on the work floor.

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