China / Solar Panels & its use of Slave / Enforced Labour…
Hello fellow environmentalist / equality champion,
With solar panels being in huge demand due to climate change China’s Uyghur Muslims (from in Xinjiang province) are being forced to produce solar panels for global sales.
Xinjiang produces about 45% of the world’s supply of the key component, polysilicon. The material is obtained under a massive system of coercion, a claim denied by the Chinese authorities.
Polysilicon is extracted from mined quartz, and the research says the world’s four biggest manufacturers use materials tainted by a massive system of coercion (slave labour).
“The [Chinese] government claims that these programmes are in accordance with PRC [the People’s Republic of China] law and that workers are engaged voluntarily, in a concerted government-supported effort to alleviate poverty.”
The report urges top panel makers to source the component elsewhere.
“However, significant evidence – largely drawn from government and corporate sources – reveals that labour transfers are deployed in the Uyghur Region within an environment of unprecedented coercion, reinforced by the constant threat of re-education and internment.”
China is facing mounting criticism from around the world over its treatment of the mostly Muslim Uyghur population in the north-western Xinjiang autonomous region.
Human rights groups believe China has detained more than a million Uyghurs over the past few years in what the state defines as “re-education camps”.
There is evidence of Uyghur’s being used as forced labour and of women being forcibly sterilised.
The US is among several countries to have accused China of committing genocide and crimes against humanity through its repression of the Uyghur’s.
China denies such allegations, saying it has been combating separatism and Islamist militancy in the region.
Follow your values.
Enjoy your day on this wonderful planet!
Sustainability Management Consultant – Sustainable Finance
FOUNDER: MAXLIFE GLOBAL MANAGEMENT – GREENPALS COOPERATIVE
Choose Your UNSDG listing package.
The UNSDG Business Directory. Promoting businesses that implement one or more of the 17 United Nations Sustainability Goals projects or programs.
Due to the fact that all profits generated from this website are used to help fund the UNSDG’s (especially Climate Action) this means that with a paid listing your business will automatically be lowering its carbon footprint.
Premium Plus listings also receive our ‘Carbon Neutral Commitment’ graphic to display on your website / email / vehicles etc.
Have yourself a great day!
Note: We have a set of guidelines that we want our member’s, customer’s, investor’s, and business partners to review and comply with when using our services.