Major electronics brands, including Apple, Samsung and Sony, are failing to do basic checks to ensure that cobalt mined by child labourers has not been used in their products, said Amnesty International and Afrewatch in a report published today.www.amnesty.org
2016. And they've responded.
It was a percentage of a percentage of a percentage in any case. That is, a large percentage from central Africa, percentage of the that product came from artisanal mines (less productive than larger mines), and a percentage of those artisanal mines used child labor. More a case of pressure to audit their supply chains than a large problem.