Last October 3rd, a known Philippines labour organiser and activist, Emmanuel “Manny” Asuncion, was ordered arrested, in the Southern Tagalog region, the Philippines, along with a number of other people. Manny Asuncion is on the Board of Trustees of the Workers Assistance Center (WAC). WAC has been part of the GoodElectronics network from the very beginning. WAC beliefs this is again another attack of the Arroyo government on the labour movement and leaders of people’s organisations in the Philippines by using pseudo-legal means. WAC has formulated a strong-worded urgent appeal.
At the occasion of Acer's CSR forum, environmental organisations in Taiwan formulate a series of solid demands to Acer and it suppliers. The emphasis is on the need to address the harmful effects for the environment and for local communities of Acer's production processes.
At the recent Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Cisco Systems, Inc, held a shareholder resolution was discussed requesting Cisco to establish a Board Committee on Human Rights.
At the occasion of ACER's forum on corporate social responsibility, taking place on December 16 and 17 in Longtan, 12 Taiwanese environmental organisations vent their criticism of Acer's performance with a press release titled "Pollution at this End, Greenwash on the Other End. Expose Acer’s Disguise of CSR".