Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
05/05/2016Ganzizhou Rongda Lithium Co., Ltd.Tibetans protest over environmental damage caused by mining company: leaked chemicals; pollution of Lichu river; dead fish from poisoned water; dead cows.Dartsedo County, Kardze, TibetFree TibetNegligence, Pollution
15/06/2017SK HynixResearch extract of two factory plants in 2015 found usage of 130 chemical products deemed dangerous, containing carcinogens, mutagens, and reproductive toxins.South KoreaBloombergInjuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
30/06/2016
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01/02/2016

(Supplier Of Muji)
(Supplier Of H&M (Hennes & Mauritz))
Labor violations at garment factory (1,500 workers): non-living wages; daily base wage 1,800-3,600 kyat (€1.36 - €2.71); occasions of workers toiling for as low as half the legal minimum wage; regular work over 60 hours/week; at times as many as 66 hours/week; as many as 14 hours/day for 6-7 times/month; forced overtime; cases of child labor (below 18 years of age); labor aged as low as 14 years; some workers were younger than 15 years old when they started at the factory; safety issues; electrical and wire shocks.Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma)SOMOChild Labor, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
24/08/2017SamsungHead of South Korea’s Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was sentenced to five years in jail for bribery, hiding assets abroad, embezzlement, concealing criminal proceeds and perjury. Lee was convicted over payments of 43bn won ($36.4m; £30.3m) made to South Korean's former president's confidante's foundations, as well as for giving a horse and several million dollars to assist the equestrian career of her daughter, in anticipation of favours and government support over Samsung's major merger restructuring.    South KoreaReuters, BBC, The New York TimesBribing & Corruption, Embezzlement, Fraud, Lobbying, Perjury
30/06/2016
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01/02/2016

(Supplier Of H&M (Hennes & Mauritz))
(Supplier Of C&A)
Labor concerns at garment factory (300 workers): non-living wages; daily base wage 3,600 kyat (€2.71); regular work 60 -68 hours/week; unpaid overtime if production target isn't met; child labor (16-18 years of age); workers do not receive any health and safety training; protective gear provided only when buyers visit the factory; high temperatures; most workers don't have a social security card; workers afraid of dismissal if they join a trade union.Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma)SOMOChild Labor, Excessive Work Hours, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Union Repression, Unpaid Overtime
01/02/2017House Technology Industries, Ltd.Fire breaks out at factory after mechanical accident; 5 reported deaths; 126 workers injured.General Trias, Cavite, PhilippinesRappler, CNN PhilippinesDeaths, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
27/02/2017
(Supplier Of Apple)
(Supplier Of Samsung)
(Supplier Of Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt)
Investigation has found wretched working conditions in unregulated artisanal mines where cobalt is extracted for smartphones: abundant child labor; as young as four years old working; 12-hour daily shifts; workers earning as little as 8p a day; desperately dangerous conditions; exposure to cobalt and dust fumes; mine tunnels are dug by hand by miners who have no protective equipment; recent death reported due to mine collapse.Katanga, Democratic Republic of the CongoSky NewsChild Labor, Deaths, Excessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
30/06/2016
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01/02/2016

(Supplier Of Arrow)
(Supplier Of Pierre Cardin)
Labor violations at garment factory (800 workers): non-living wages; daily base wage 1,800-3,600 kyat (€1.36 - €2.71); occasions of workers toiling for as low as half the legal minimum wage; 4 hours weekly unpaid overtime; child labor (16-18 years of age).Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma)SOMOChild Labor, Non-Living Wage, Unpaid Overtime
18/06/2017Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Worker interviews expose public scolding, insults and humiliation by management at factory manufacturing electronics.Longhua, Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaThe GuardianAbusive Management
15/06/2017
(International Business Machines Corporation (IBM))
(Intel Corporation)
(Motorola)
(Hewlett-Packard (HP))
(Texas Instruments)
Companies in the semiconductor industry accussed of outsourcing chip manufacture using the highly toxic chemicals "ethylene glycol ethers", or EGEs in South Korea after 1995, when such substances were banned in their domicile for causing diseases such as cancer, miscarriages, leukemia, infertility and others.  South KoreaBloombergFraud, Injuries & Diseases, Negligence, Occupational Hazard