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China: Graphite production for lithium-ion batteries causes severe environmental pollution; complaints by villagers are suppressed
Author: Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post
“In your phone, in their air - A trace of graphite is in consumer tech. In these Chinese villages, it’s everywhere.”, 2 October 2016...
Negative effects of lithium mining on indigenous communities in Chile & Argentina exposed by Washington Post investigation; includes company statements
Author: Todd C. Frankel & Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post
“Tossed aside in the ‘white gold’ rush: Indigenous people are left poor as tech world takes lithium from under their feet”, 19 December 2016...
- Related stories: Tracking human rights violations & environmental impacts in lithium batteries supply chains in China, DRC & So. America
- Related companies: Amazon.com Apple FMC General Motors LG Chem LG Electronics (part of LG Corp.) Panasonic Samsung Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) Tesla Motors Toyota
Tracking human rights violations & environmental impacts in lithium batteries supply chains in China, DRC & So. America
This series of stories in the Washington Post found that the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries - the power source for smartphones, laptops and electric cars - is linked to human rights abuses and environmental pollution in cobalt mines in Congo,...
Author: Press Trust of India
"Amazon,Microsoft workers join pledge to oppose Muslim registry", 16 Dec 2016...
Bill Gates & other entrepreneurs launch $1 billion venture to accelerate investments in clean energy
Author: James Murray, Business Green
"Bill Gates and billionaire allies launch $1bn 'breakthrough' clean tech investment venture," 12 Dec 2016...
Global “race to the bottom” by companies avoiding taxes results in harm to public, says new Oxfam policy paper
Author: Hilary Osborne, Guardian (UK)
"Amazon accused of 'intolerable conditions' at Scottish warehouse", 12 Dec 2016...
- Related companies: Amazon.com
USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers
Corporate tax avoidance negatively impacts consumer base as govts. have less income to invest in public, says finance expert
Author: Sasja Beslik, Nordea on Guardian (UK)
"Companies should be forced to say how much tax they pay and where", 11 Nov 2016...