Samsung rejects calls to restructure

Samsung faces lawsuit for misleading advertising regarding human rights violations

Samsung faces a lawsuit in the French courts for misleading advertising related to alleged workers’ rights violations. Two french non-governmental (NGO) firms – Sherpa and ActionAid France filed a lawsuit last week targeting Samsung Global and its French subsidiary. The organisations claim to have gathered evidence,…

Was Your Smartphone Built in a Sweatshop?

An in-depth investigation of Vietnamese Samsung production facilities reveals that vulnerable and mostly female workers may be sacrificing their neurological and reproductive health to make smartphones. The study is a collaboration between the global environmental watchdog IPEN and the Vietnam-based Center for Gender, Family and Environment in…

Samsung rejects reports of labour abuse in Vietnamese smartphone factories

A report released by CGFED and IPEN in November 2017 accuses Samsung of ‘serious’ labour abuses in its Vietnamese smartphone factories. Despite the evidence, Samsung disputes claims of wrongdoing and said the report is different from the facts, while also threatening legal action against CGFED for this…

Samsung uses only 1% renewable energy

Join the Greenpeace campaign and ask Samsung to stop fueling climate change. Greenpeace: “Despite all its PR talk of “championing the impossible” and “doing bigger things”, Samsung still relies on dirty, old-fashioned fossil fuels like coal to make gadgets. While Samsung uses only 1% renewable…

Stories of Women Workers in Vietnam’s Electronics Industry

A report focusing on the experiences of women working at two Samsung factories in Vietnam has been released by the Research Center for Gender Family and Environment in Development (CGFED) and IPEN, a global network of environment and health NGOs working to reduce harmful chemicals. The electronics sector is…

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…

OLED suppliers compete for new iPhone orders

Rival firms eye up the global OLED screen market worth $21 billion.

As OLED becomes the ‘screen of choice’ analysts say that panels for smartphones will roughly triple over the next five years, while the market for LCD panels will fall 14%. The value of global OLED panel shipments in 2017 is estimated to reach $21.6 billion, already showing…

Samsung Group chief Lee Jae-yong arrested

Vice-chairman of Samsung is sentenced to 5 years in prison for role in bribery scandal.

South Korean court has sentenced Lee Jae-yong, the acting vice-chairman of Samsung, to five years in prison. If convicted this would represent the longest prison sentence for any South Korean executive. Lee was jailed in February 2017 for crimes including offering bribes worth $7.9 million to close associates of the then-president Park Geun-hye….

America’s green electronics standards have been taken over by the manufacturers

Motherboard wrote: “We all know it’s not easy to repair a Samsung Galaxy S8. How is it possible this phone earned a “gold” rating from the nonprofit Green Electronics Council under its Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certification?” America’s green electronics standards have been…