The corrosive effects of platinum and palladium mining on labour rightsThis report is part of the ‘makeITfair’ project to raise awareness about development issues in the production chain of the consumer electronics industry, with a special focus on products for young consumers, such as mobile phones, MP3 players, game consoles and laptops. The focus of the project is on the consumer electronics industry, as this industry is growing rapidly and is facing many social and environmental problems throughout the world. The industry has only recently been the focus of public campaigns, and there is still limited awareness with the wider public. As the production chain of electronic consumer products is a truly global one, the sector is a particularly good example to discuss issues of globalisation with young consumers. read more less
Over 50 NGOs signed a letter to the World Bank sharing their concern over a new Climate-Smart Mining Facility, in which the World Bank partners closely with mining companies. The NGOs fear that the agenda…
SOMO will today contribute to the hearing on international corporate social responsibility covenants in the Dutch House of Representatives. SOMO’s main emphasis is that a covenant policy by itself isn’t sufficient – more is required….