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 Myrthe Verwije

 

Tesla factory workers under poor labour conditions to meet Musk's ambitious goals

Tesla factory workers under poor labour conditions to meet Musk's ambitious goals

May 18, 2017

The ambitions of Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk are sky high, but factory workers are suffering to realise them. Factory workers complain of long working hours, high pressure and work-related injuries.

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Chipmaker Qualcomm is suing four Apple suppliers

Chipmaker Qualcomm is suing four Apple suppliers

May 17, 2017

Qualcomm is suing four Apple suppliers for breach of contract for refusing to pay royalties. The four Apple suppliers are Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron and Compal.

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Microsoft and UN partner up to develop monitoring tools for human rights abuses

Microsoft and UN partner up to develop monitoring tools for human rights abuses

May 17, 2017

Microsoft and the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights have agreed on a five year partnership to “better predict, analyze and respond to critical human rights situations,”.

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Corporate human rights reporting is lagging behind

Corporate human rights reporting is lagging behind

May 15, 2017

SHIFT performed a study on the maturity of corporate human rights reporting of 74 large companies. They conclude that companies still lack a focus on the most relevant human rights risks related to their operations, which results in failures of actually mitigating human rights risks.

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Panasonic and Samsung reforms not enough to prevent exploitation of migrant workers

Panasonic and Samsung reforms not enough to prevent exploitation of migrant workers

May 12, 2017

An investigation of the Guardian last November revealed that migrant workers in Malaysia, who produce for Panasonic and Samsung, are exploited and underpaid. The steps that the two companies have taken since then fall short in preventing abuses in their supply chains.

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