Africa Resources Watch (Democratic Republic of Congo); the Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group (United Kingdom); the Korean Lawyers for Public Interest and Human Rights (Republic of Korea) and Karoline Duchene (Germany) join the GoodElectronics Network
Rankabrand has compared and ranked 19 electronics brands like Apple, Dell, HP, HTC, Huawei, Nintendo, Samsung. The questions used for ranking are categorised into three areas: Labour Conditions and Human Rights, Climate Change, and Ecology. Rankabrand awarded 15 brands with a meager “D” or a “E” label. Just Three brands, Asus, Apple and HP, received a “C” label. Fairphone received a “B” label.
The GoodElectronics Network is pleased to announce that Alejandro González has been appointed as new Coordinator. We welcome Alejandro as the new Coordinator and his commitment to ensuring a global electronics industry characterized by compliance with the highest international human rights and sustainability standards and where labor rights and environmental norms are respected throughout the entire production cycle.
Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone.
Samsung Electronics extracted at least KRW $20 billion (US $17 million) from a group of component suppliers in fiscal year 2014 to prop up the sagging consumer electronics segment, independent news service Newstapa reported May 10, citing a whistleblower.