The Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) has extended the review process for its Code of conduct. Deadline is now December 31, 2008. Participants to the GoodElectronics Network have in the past years repeatedly submitted feedback and critique on the EICC code. The extension of the review process also offers GoodElectronics an opportunity to reiterate previously shared comments and suggestions for improvement of the code.
Priding itself upon its transparency, computer giant Dell is pre-annoucing that by mid 2009 it will disclose 95% of its suppliers in the next next corporate responsibility report.
Thursday November 13, 2008, a meeting took place in the ongoing negotiations between labour union EEALU, representatives of Hoya Glass Disk (Thailand) and officials of the Thai Ministry of Labour in Lamphun province. This time with a very positive result: an agreement was signed between the labour union and the company.
The GoodElectronics annual Round Table meeting took place this year in Jakarta, Indonesia. With over 50 participants from all over the world, the Round Table was a successful event, examining developments that currently affect the electronics sector all over the world. The need to protect labour rights was at the core of all the discussions. Environmental issues were also discussed.
Social and environmental considerations in public procurement need to be vamped up. This is the conclusion of the latest ProcureITFair publication ‘Sustainable Procurement in a European Context: practices of IT procurement in five EU countries’, released today.