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Volkswagen suspends ties with some Indian suppliers after expose of child deaths in mica mines

Volkswagen has suspended ties with several mineral suppliers following the report

By: Eastern Eye Staff

GERMAN carmaker Volkswagen has stopped buying mica from some suppliers in India, following a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation that found child workers were dying in illegal, unregulated mines, a company official said. A three-month investigation in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh revealed that at least seven children were killed since June mining for mica, the mineral that puts a sparkle in makeup and car paint. The investigation, coupled with a study of the industry by human rights group Terre des Hommes, prompted the world’s top-selling carmaker to start investigations into its suppliers in India, VW spokeswoman…

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