From Apple to Huawei: profit comes before workers’ rights

In the mobile phone and computer industries labour rights are still a sore point. In particular the new market giant Huawei and HTC still have much to do. These are the findings of the updated rating of the ten IT firms with the biggest market share…

The Poisonous Pearl

The Poisonous Pearl

Occupational chemical poisoning in the electronics industry in the Pearl River Delta, People’s Republic of China
The Poisonous Pearl
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RankaBrand ranks 19 electronics brands: bulk of brands get low scores

RankaBrand ranks 19 electronics brands: bulk of brands get low scores

Rankabrand has compared and ranked 19 electronics brands like Apple, Dell, HP, HTC, Huawei, Nintendo, Samsung. The questions used for ranking are categorised into three areas: Labour Conditions and Human Rights, Climate Change, and Ecology. Rankabrand awarded 15 brands with a meager “D” or a…

Child labour in Ghana and Mali and sourcing policies of IT brands

Child labour in Ghana and Mali and sourcing policies of IT brands

Ethical watchdog Danwatch has published a report on gold mining in Ghana and Mali, two West African countries that are experiencing a gold rush. In both countries employment and revenues are on the rise in the respective gold sectors. The increasing gold demand is among…

Three Questions for Acer from Environmental NGOs

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…