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The GoodElectronics Network welcomes four new members

The GoodElectronics Network welcomes four new members

May 20, 2016

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

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RankaBrand ranks 19 electronics brands: bulk of brands get low scores

RankaBrand ranks 19 electronics brands: bulk of brands get low scores

May 19, 2016

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.

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The GoodElectronics network welcomes a new Coordinator

The GoodElectronics network welcomes a new Coordinator

May 18, 2016

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.

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New movie on the cost of electronics: Death by Design

New movie on the cost of electronics: Death by Design

May 18, 2016

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.

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Whistleblower: Samsung extorts tens of millions of dollars from suppliers

Whistleblower: Samsung extorts tens of millions of dollars from suppliers

May 18, 2016

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.

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