Flip the Coin: A Tower of Promises—Telecom Giants in Bangladesh (Enhanced DVD)
With the concept of “social responsibility” at the corporate level gaining in popularity in the minds of consumers, many top-level companies strive to promote themselves as eco-friendly labor-conscious employers. But do they do what they say? This is an in-depth look into the reality of corporate deceit, and the truth behind the lies.
European telecom companies are some of the fastest growing in the industry. They promote themselves as environmentally responsible producers who encourage ethical employment practices. Meanwhile, in Bangladesh where telecom towers are made, underage workers are forced to work with hazardous materials with little protection. Huge vats of molten metal sit unshielded, and many materials are made with toxic lead. Deaths are numerous, but rarely reported outside of the country. Run-off from factories poisons local farmlands, driving farmers and entire communities into ruin. This is a shocking peek inside the corrupted world of telecom that viewer are likely to never forget.
Flip the Coin: A Tower of Promises—Telecom Giants in Bangladesh