Phone companies release too many new models, say consumers
A survey commissioned by Greenpeace shows that the majority of consumers think that phone manufacturers release too many new models. Almost half said that they agreed that companies should take more responsibility to support recycling….
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….
1.000 workers strike at electronics company Bluecom in Vietnam
Nearly 1000 Vietnamese workers for the Korean electronics company Bluecom Vina started a strike on April 11 after the Korean directors ignored their pleas to increase wages and reduce working hours. Bluecom is subcontractor to…
UN independent expert calls for boycott of businesses profiting from Israeli settlements, mentioning HP and Motorola
A United Nations independent expert has called on the UN’s General Assembly, as well as civil society, to take action against Israeli and international businesses that are profiting from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian…
Important improvements at chinese electronic factories but pressing issues remain
Four supplier factories of game consoles and MP3 players (supplying to Apple, Microsoft, Motorola, Philips and Sony) have been recently re-examined by makeITfair and made significant improvements. Some important issues remain however: the wage increases…
Game console and Music player production in China
Changing Industrial Relations in India’s Mobile Phone Manufacturing Industry
The IT Industry has a critical duty to prevent heavy metal pollution, concludes report
Concerned about alarming reports on heavy metal pollution incidents, Chinese environmental organisations have engaged upon an extensive research project, with a specific focus on IT product manufacture-related heavy metal discharge, especially the battery industry relating…
Analysis of outsourcing and offshoring trends in consumer electronics
Consumer electronics companies are increasingly using offshore partnerships to drive benefits beyond labor arbitrage. Such companies are leveraging offshoring to drive competitive advantage by tapping into specialized skills and expertise offered by developing economies in…