50 concerned NGOs sign petition by Citizen of the Earth Taiwan reprimanding ASE for wastewater scandal
50 concerned international organizations across 18 countries, among which GoodElectronics, have signed a petition reprimanding Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), the world’s top chip packager, for failing to deal properly with charges of illegally discharging toxic wastewater.
“There is nothing to be afraid of. We shall see who wins in the end,” said a 25-year old striker at the gates of IBM ISTC in Shenzhen. The strike by more than 1,000 workers at the IBM factory entered its ninth day Tuesday as staff continued in their now familiar 8:30am to 9:30pm routine – gathering in an organized formation and marching through the company compound.
More than 1000 workers have gone on strike this week at an IBM factory in southeastern China in the latest sign of labor activism as companies’ acute shortage of blue-collar workers makes employees increasingly willing to take to the streets. IBM is selling Lenovo its x86 computer server business.
Under pressure from many different sources, more than 20 IT brands have responded to questions from environmental NGOs, and have set out to strengthen the environmental management of their supply chains. A report by Friends of Nature, The Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs, Envirofriends, Nature University & Nanjing Greenstone.
In November 2012 Friends of the Earth revealed that tin mining on Bangka Island in Indonesia is destroying tropical forests, coral reefs and livelihoods. Thousands joined in the call for phone companies to come clean about where their tin comes from. After more than a year and a half of saying 'no comment' Apple has finally owned up about using Bangka tin in its products.