Nintendo? More Like Nintend-NO!


Taylor Ford

DM the CEO

June 14, 2021

Dear Shuntaro Furukawa and Nintendo,

It’s not surprising that you have virtually no information about sustainability, but I would have liked to see at least some sort of effort... unless you have something to hide?

OK, you use recycled paper, vegetable-based ink, and offer a recycling program, that’s great... but it doesn’t cancel out the blaring human rights violations that take place in order to make Nintendo products. In 2012 there were 18 suicides at the factory producing the Wii, you have been accused of using prison labor and Chinese forced labor camps, so please tell me, how does this work with your supposed Human Rights Policy? This is obviously EXTREMELY atrocious and blatantly unacceptable, and I want to know how you plan on righting this wrong. 

I also want to ask, why do we have to find third-party sources in order to learn about the reality of how you make your products? Cause it really seems like you have something to hide. If there truly were no human rights violations, you would be more transparent about your supply chains!  

When people think about sustainability, they mostly think about the effects corporations have directly on the environment, and not the effects these corporations have on their employees. I don’t care if you have the most “sustainable” product in the world (which the Nintendo Switch is not), if you violate human rights, that. is. not. true. sustainability! 

You’re trying to hide it, but we can see right through it. We are calling on you as a multi-billion dollar company to step up to the plate and make ambitious efforts to fight for sustainability and human rights. We know you have the money to do it, so there are absolutely no excuses.

Gen Z 

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