The GoodElectronics Network brings together networks, organisations and individuals that are concerned about human rights, including labour rights, and sustainability issues in the global electronics supply chain, including trade unions, grass roots organisations, campaigning and research organisations, academia, and activists.
The International Campaign for Responsible Technology (ICRT) is an international solidarity network that promotes corporate and government accountability in the global electronics industry. ICRT is united by its concern for the life-cycle impacts of this industry on health, the environment, and workers’ rights.
About the Chemical Challenge
In 2015, the International Campaign for Responsible Technology (ICRT), the GoodElectronics Network and their allies around the world, issued a Challenge to the electronics industry regarding the use of chemicals.
It is a call upon the electronics 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.
The Challenge has already been endorsed by over 200 organizations and individuals from more than 40 countries. Please sign the petition on Change.org to endorse The Challenge.
About the EICC
The EICC is the world’s largest industry coalition dedicated to electronics supply chain responsibility. Founded in 2004 by a group of leading electronics companies, the EICC is a nonprofit coalition of electronics companies committed to supporting the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities worldwide affected by the global electronics supply chain. EICC members commit and are held accountable to a common Code of Conduct. [Source: EICC website]