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
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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