#Apple, #Google, #Dell, #Microsoft and #tesla named in US lawsuit over Congolese child cobalt mining deaths
A landmark legal case has been launched against the world's largest tech companies by Congolese families who say their children were killed or maimed while mining for #cobalt used to power smartphones, laptops and electric cars
@whilelm « The court papers allege that cobalt from the Glencore-owned mines is sold to Umicore, a Brussels-based metal and mining trader, which then sells battery-grade cobalt to Apple, Google, Tesla, Microsoft and Dell. »
Et pour en rajouter une couche sur la dimension « bonne gouvernance de l'exploitation des ex-colonies », Jean-Luc Dehaen ✝️, ancien Premier Ministre belge est passé par le board d'Umicor.
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