SACOM report: labour conditions and outsourcing in electronics industry.
conditions contradict the self-proclaimed clean and progressive image of the
information industry. Inside the spacious and modern-looking factory buildings,
production sites and systems are no different from typical sweatshops. One of
the major causes of the exploitation of workers is the outsourcing system and
associated evasion of social responsibility of the trans-national companies. The
top global computer brand company DELL for instance, was found in SACOM’s last
report to be outsourcing to Yong Hong Electronics Factory in Shenzhen who
employ children. DELL failed to commit itself and the supplier factory for
ratification and improvement. Instead the trans-national buyer chose to
terminate the business relation, wash its hands and evade long-term
responsibility with its supplier. The reaction of DELL is corporate
irresponsibility, not responsibility. The full report can be downloaded here.