Samsung has agreed to the Mediation Committee’s recommendation to provide $85.8 million, but has rejected the core recommendation — the funding of an independent non-profit foundation for implementing the compensation. Support this call on Samsung to accept its corporate social responsibility by accepting the Mediation Committee’s recommendation to establish and fund the independent body to implement the decision.
More than 70 workers have died due to work related illnesses at Samsung, according to SHARPS, an occupational health advocacy group in South Korea. While critical of some of the compromise aspects of the Committee’s recommendations, SHARPS has embraced the decision.
Samsung has agreed to the Committee’s recommendation to provide 100 billion won ($85.8 million), but has rejected the core recommendation — the funding of an independent non-profit foundation — that was the committee’s primary recommendation for implementing the victims compensation and to develop and implement steps to prevent the recurrence of the disease.
The International Campaign for Responsible Technology (ICRT) has now set up an open letter calling on Samsung to accept the recommendations of the mediation committee.