20 ICT firms ranked on supply chain forced labour

20 ICT firms ranked on supply chain forced labour

KnowTheChain¬†released its first ranking of ICT companies with regard to their efforts in mitigating forced labour in their supply chains. For the twenty global ICT companies that were evaluated by KnowTheChain, the average score was 39 out of 100. Clearly, there is a lot of…

US-owned Jabil factory in China is run like minimum security prison

US-owned Jabil factory in China is run like minimum security prison

On 29 June, the National Labor Committee released a 30-page report documenting the illegal and harsh sweatshop conditions at the Jabil Circuit factory in Guangzhou, China. Reportedly, over 6,000 workers -many of them illegal temporary workers- produce hi-tech products for among others Cannon, Cisco, HP,…

Cisco’s Shareholders Want Answers on Human Rights

At the recent Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Cisco Systems, Inc, held a shareholder resolution was discussed requesting Cisco to establish a Board Committee on Human Rights. At the recent Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Cisco Systems, Inc, held on November 13,¬†a shareholder resolution was…