Tech Giants Have Been Accused of Illegal Mining of Gold From Amazon Rainforest

  • Apple, Alphabet Inc’s Google are among a handful of U.S. tech giants that reportedly used gold mined illegally from Brazilian indigenous lands located in the Amazon rainforest.
  • Tech giants purchased the precious metal in 2020 from companies such as Italy’s Chimet and Brazil’s Marsam — both companies have faced investigations related to illegal gold mined from indigenous land.