Greenpeace and iFixit present product repair guide

E-waste is a growing problem and electronic companies are contributing to it because it is getting increasingly complex to repair mobile devices. Together with iFixit, Greenpeace ranked 40 different smartphones, tablets and laptops based on the ability to repair. The amount of e-waste could be…

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…

Most electronic gadgets are not designed for recycling

Most electronic gadgets are not designed for recycling

Consumer demand for small devices has helped create a system where products are recycled via shredding, which is very much what it sounds like. Gadgets are essentially pulverized down to their smallest bits, after which relevant parts are scavenged for repurposing. It’s neither cost-effective nor…

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…

Microsoft & Dell opvallendste stijgers in duurzaamheidslijst Milieudefensie

Microsoft & Dell opvallendste stijgers in duurzaamheidslijst Milieudefensie

AMSTERDAM, 2 oktober 2014 – Drie toonaangevende elektronicamerken zijn het afgelopen jaar een stuk duurzamer geworden dan voorheen. Microsoft, Dell en Asus zijn zich gaan inzetten voor duurzame tinwinning in Indonesië en zijn daarnaast transparanter geworden over grondstofwinning. AMSTERDAM, 2 oktober 2014 – Drie toonaangevende…

Poor working conditions persist in Chinese IT production

Poor working conditions persist in Chinese IT production

Forced overtime, strenuous shifts during peak periods, few days off each month, wages lower than a living wage, and militant management; these are the outcomes of an investigation into Chinese IT manufacturers by six European NGOs in collaboration with China Labor Watch. The report is…