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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Phone companies release too many new models, say consumers

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. Around six thousand people from the US, Mexico, Russia, Germany,…

Nokia company profile reveals:  workers’ rights systematically disregarded

Nokia company profile reveals: workers’ rights systematically disregarded

On the day before Nokia’s shareholder meeting in Helsinki, Finland, the GoodElectronics Network is publishing a company profile narrating nearly two decades of the rise, fall, and resurrection of this Finnish electronics company. The profile reads as an alternative corporate history from a workers’ perspective….

Indians feel the pain now that Nokia is taken over by Microsoft

Indians feel the pain now that Nokia is taken over by Microsoft

The Finnish company Nokia used to be the charming ‘girl next door’ among the telecoms. But the takeover by Microsoft has changed it all. It’s the Vietnamese and Indian workers assembling the mobile phones who are now the dupes. The Finnish company Nokia used to…

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…