Dossier Tin mining

Ranking 2016: Do companies really care about Bangka and Belitung?

Ranking 2016: Do companies really care about Bangka and Belitung?

18 maart 2014

Milieudefensie wants to reduce environmental damage caused by our electronic products. This not only means that metals must be extracted with more care, but that we must use less metal as well. Manufacturers can do a lot: they can take responsibility for the mines and the factories where their products are made. Also they can design products that last longer and are suitable for reuse. Milieudefensie and Friends of the Earth have assessed whether manufacturers take effective steps to ameliorate the situation on Bangka and Belitung. Some companies have taken initiatives, but none of the major electronics companies actively aims to source responsibly mined tin from Indonesia.