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…

Global Brands are Committing to Chemical Transparency

Global Brands are Committing to Chemical Transparency

In a positive trend, more and more global brands – including some in the electronics sector – have made commitments to chemical transparency and the reduction of hazardous chemicals in their supply chains. Source Intelligence reports that companies like Target, Nike and Walmart have taken…

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…

Scandal: Inside the global supply chains of 50 top companies

Scandal: Inside the global supply chains of 50 top companies

The ITUC Frontlines report 2016, Scandal: Inside the global supply chains of 50 top companies exposes a hidden workforce of 116 million people. Around 60% of global trade in the real economy is dependent on the supply chains of major corporations, which uses a business…

Forced labour in European universities’ servers and IT equipment

Forced labour in European universities’ servers and IT equipment

Western European universities spend billions on IT equipment produced by young Chinese students who are forced to work on production lines during so-called internships. This constitutes a gross violation of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention on forced labour. Publication / October 1, 2015 Servants…

Servants of Servers

Servants of Servers

Rights violations and forced labour in the supply chain of ICT equipment in European universities
Servants of Servers
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