Demand that multinational companies stop exploiting children in Congolese cobalt mines.
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Thousands of children are being forced to work long hours in terrible conditions to mine the cobalt used for lithium ion batteries used in most smartphones, automobiles, and other consumer electronics. The companies that use this material are not currently regulated to identify their sources for cobalt. We demand that multinational corporations trace and audit the source of cobalt and either stop using the sources that exploit children, or demand better working conditions for the child workers they indirectly employ. Simply saying they don't know where the cobalt they use comes from is unacceptable.
More information here:
http://news.sky.com/story/ meet-dorsen-8-who-mines- cobalt-to-make-your- smartphone-work-10784120
https://www.washingtonpost com/graphics/business/ batteries/congo-cobalt-mining- for-lithium-ion-battery/
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