Report: Apple, Samsung and Sony buy batteries from suppliers that employ children

The battery inside your Apple iPhone could have been manufactured with the help of children as young as seven years-old. That’s according to a report published today by Amnesty International. The report says that cobalt mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by children is being used in batteries produced for tech giants like Apple, Samsung and Sony. UNICEF estimates that 40,000 children are working in mines located in the DRC.

Amnesty’s report says cobalt mined in certain areas in the DRC where child labor is common, ends up processed and then purchased by battery component …
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