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…

Who will clean up Silicon Valley’s E-wasteland?

Capitalandmain.nl published the article of Julianne Tveten: Who Will Clean Up Silicon Valley’s E-wasteland? She writes about the conditions that contribute to the production of e-waste, about the solutions and who is most responsible for reaching a truly effective solution. The years 2014 and 2015 produced approximately…

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…