December 8 marked the third Greenwich Symposium on Responsible Public Procurement. Delegates from civil society organisations, academics and procurement practitioners gathered to discuss 'Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Human Rights Risks in the Global Supply Chain'.
The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition has released a new report card about US retailers' safer chemicals programs. The coalition investigated to what extent companies like Amazon, Target and Walmart are making progress to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in their products.
In response to reports of labour rights violations, Samsung introduces new Migrant Worker Guidelines
Samsung has responded to recent reports of workers' rights violations in Malaysian factories with the release of new Migrant Worker Guidelines.
Nine member organisations will receive financial support for their activities in 2017 through the GoodElectronics sub-granting scheme.
David Foust Rodríguez, coordinator of CEREAL, explains why voluntary initiatives are not strong enough to bring about the necessary changes in the electronics industry. He makes a case for worker-led monitoring as a way to reveal and challenge the structural difficulties faced by workers.