25 Apr '13, 8pm

Samsung admits to using tin linked to child labor, deforestation; Apple mum on sourcing

Samsung admits to using tin linked to child labor, deforestation; Apple mum on sourcing

Samsung admits to using tin linked to child labor, deforestation; Apple mum on sourcing mongabay.com April 25, 2013 print Mobile device giant Samsung has admitted to using tin sourced from a controversial mining operation on the Indonesian island of Bangka, where unregulated mining kills 150 miners a year and causes substantial environmental damage, reports The Guardian and Mongabay-Indonesia . Samsung's admission came after a campaign by Friends of the Earth, which led to nearly 16,000 customers contacting the company. In an email sent the customers and the NGO, Samsung said it is investigating the matter. "While we do not have a direct relationship with tin suppliers from Bangka Island, we do know that some of the tin that we use for manufacturing our products does originate from this area," Samsung said. "We are also undertaking a thorough investigation of our supply ch...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0425-bangka-tin.html

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