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,…

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…

Worker of Sony EMSC dragged out of workplace

Worker of Sony EMSC dragged out of workplace

An employee of Sony EMCS was dragged out of his workplace after he was ordered by HR that he no longer had to attend his job. He insisted the company to provide him with a signed letter as to why he was fired, but they…

Major labour violations in a Quanta computer factory in China

Major labour violations in a Quanta computer factory in China

China Labor Watch has published an investigative report that reveals major labour abuses at Quanta Shanghai Manufacturing City (QSMC), a supplier to brands like Sony, Apple, and Dell. QSMC is a subsidiary of Taiwan Quanta Computer Incorporated, the world ’s largest laptop manufacturer. QSMC is…

Sony EMCS withholds passports from 32 Myanmar migrant workers in Malaysia

Sony EMCS withholds passports from 32 Myanmar migrant workers in Malaysia

“We, employees of Myanmar hereby request the responsible person of this organization to assist with our hardships”. Through this message, GoodElectronics learned about an alarming situation in Malaysia concerning 32 Myanmar factory workers of Sony. These workers argue to be in conflict with the Human…

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…