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Brazil, the new manufacturing hotspot for electronics?

Brazil, the new manufacturing hotspot for electronics?
September 2015 I. Schipper, GoodElectronics

In recent years, several electronics multinationals set up business in Brazil. It looked as if Brazil would become the next global manufacturing hub. In this paper SOMO and Repórter Brasil aim to provide an overview of the current situation, both in terms of statistics and labour conditions, taking into account the situation in manufacturing hubs elsewhere in the world. Additionally SOMO and Repórter Brasil reflect on what motivated these companies to come to Brazil.

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GoodElectronics Annual Report 2014

GoodElectronics Annual Report 2014
July 2015

This presentation offers both an introduction to the work of the GoodElectronics Network, an overview of achievements in 2014, some first results of 2015, and a glimpse further into the future.

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Unionised Philips workers made redundant in Indonesia

Unionised Philips workers made redundant in Indonesia
July 2015

A couple of short news stories sneaked into the regional paper Eindhovens Dagblad late last June: a round of dismissals and a strike at a Philips factory that produces smoothing irons. Local union FSPMI denounced cases of intimidation and brought in the Dutch union FNV to take up the issue with Philips. How does FNV manager Ron van Baden look back on the case?

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TCO Certified Smartphones versus Fairphone

TCO Certified Smartphones versus Fairphone
July 2015 I. Schipper

This research compares TCO Certification for Smartphones with Fairphone to help socially conscious public buyers and consumers in Europe to make an informed buying decision when it comes to mobile phones.

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Meeting the Challenge

Meeting the Challenge
June 2015

This document contains detailed recommendations for the electronics industry on the implementation of the Challenge. The Challenge calls upon the industry to adopt safer and more sustainable manufacturing practices and to proactively reduce and eliminate chemical and physical hazards through the development and adoption of safer alternatives. This is necessary to protect and promote human rights, workers’ rights and the environment.  

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