Report by GoodElectronics about NXP Semiconductors N.V., based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. This former Philips company is a key supplier of chips and semiconductors that are used in billions of passports, mobile phones, tablets and cars. It is also involved in the revolutionary 'Internet of Things' as co-inventor of a new wireless technology called Near Field Communication (NFC).
From the price we pay for our electronics, little comes back to the people who dig the metal from the soil. This is also the case for cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo, an important raw material for batteries and accumulators. Congolese receive little earnings. In fact, people and nature pay a high price.
This company profile provides an alternative corporate history of Nokia from a workers’ perspective. It analyses the adverse impacts of the developments in Nokia’s business strategy between 1998 and 2015, with a particular focus on the lives of Nokia workers in Reynosa (Mexico) and Sriperumbudur (India).
Report: Paying the price for flexibility - workers' experiences in the electronics industry in Mexico
Restriction of freedom of association, lack of collective negotiations, wages below the official poverty line; Mexican labour group Centro de Reflexión y Acción Laboral (CEREAL) has published a report on working conditions in the electronics industry in Mexico. Companies that are portrayed in the report include IBM, Jabil, Foxconn, Sanmina SCI, and Microsoft.