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Tech giants pledge to keep children out of cobalt mines that supply smartphone and electric-car batteries

Tech giants pledge to keep children out of cobalt mines that supply smartphone and electric-car batteries | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Apple, HP, Samsung SDI and Sony have joined an effort known as the Responsible Cobalt Initiative. It is being led by a Chinese business group, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers and Exporters, and supported by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to the Chinese group.

Members of the initiative pledged to follow OECD guidelines for mining supply chains, which call for companies to trace how cobalt is being extracted, transported, manufactured and sold. Any abuses would require immediate correction.
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Several leading technology companies are launching initiatives to stop abusive practices in their supply chain; how are you engaging yourself?

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Human rights and business - the first final statement from the Danish NCP and the trend towards increased accountability

Danish corporations which operate internationally should note that the Danish NCP now has demonstrated that it can take an active role in overseeing Danish corporations’ compliance with the OECD Guidelines. To avoid the risk of becoming involved in proceedings before the National Contact Point (NCP), Danish multinationals must familiarise themselves with the OECD Guidelines and incorporate the principles into their own activities as well as activities in their supply chain.

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Danish corporations are facing a stricter regime, demanding them to act responsibly in their supply chain

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