Nokia in business with Turkmen dictatorship

Nokia doing business with Turkmenistan dictatorship
Petri Sajari/ Helsingin Sanomat, 27.02.2008

The mobile telephone manufacturer Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) are doing extensive business with the dictatorial regime of Turkmenistan. In this respect the company can be seen to be in violation of its own guidelines for corporate social responsibility.

Human rights organisations have been reporting for years about serious human rights violations perpetrated by the Turkmenistan government. However, this has not prevented Nokia or NSN from selling their products to the country, or working in cooperation with the dictatorship.

Nokia declares in its report on social responsibility that it seeks to respect the universal rights of all of its reference groups. According to Nokia, this goal means taking human rights into account in all business decisions and modes of action..

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  1. Banco fonder svartlistar Telia, 2008-04-04 | 09:44

    Banco fonder säljer alla sina aktier i TeliaSonera i protest mot bolagets affärer i Uzbekistan. Storägaren staten har dock inga synpunkter på den kontroversiella investeringen, enligt finansmarknadsminister Mats Odell.

    Banco Fonder reagerade starkt på Svenska Dagbladets avslöjande i februari om att TeliaSonera via teleoperatören Coscom är affärspartner med Uzbekistans diktator Islam Karimov och hans familj.

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