Making IT fair in Poland
This report is part of the „makeITfair” project designed to raise awareness about development issues in the production chain of the electronics industry, with a special focus on young consumer electronics, including mobile phones, MP3 players, game consoles and laptops.
A research focusing on electronic industry in Poland shows that improvements of working conditions are very much needed. In the drive to keep prices as low as possible, electronics companies have been shifting their production to countries where labour costs are low and environmental standards are not so strict. The production has been outsourced to China, India, Thailand, the Philippines, Mexico but it also takes place in EU countries like Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.