Mobile phone operators urged to offer their customes fair and green phones

The European campaign makeITfair is launching a postcard action to urge mobile phone operators like T-Mobile and Vodafone to offer fair and green phones to their customers. They currently offer phones that are manufactured under exploitative working conditions. The only choice available to consumers is a phone made by workers who are exploited by companies such as Foxconn.

Mobile phone operators urged to offer their customes fair and green phones

While Apple launches its 4th generation iPhones, labour activists worldwide are protesting today and calling for the commemoration of the 10 workers who committed suicide at the Foxconn factory in Shenzen producing iPhones and other electronic products. At the same time, the European campaign makeITfair is launching a postcard action to urge mobile phone operators like T-Mobile and Vodafone to offer fair and green phones to their customers. They currently offer phones that are manufactured under exploitative working conditions. The only choice available to consumers is a phone made by workers who are exploited by companies such as Foxconn.

 

Research by makeITfair describes the severe environmental and social problems in the mobile phone supply chain, stressing the need for increased responsibility and accountability within the chain.

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The makeITfair project aims to raise awareness about labour and human rights abuses and environmental problems in the production chain of consumer electronics goods, including mobile phones, MP3 players, games consoles and laptops. It is co-funded by the EU and participating organisations are: SOMO, Germanwatch, FinnWatch, SwedWatch, Fair Trade Center, DanWatch, Repu (Finland), Association of Conscious Consumers (Hungary), CSRSC (South Africa), WAC (Philippines), ACIDH (Congo) and Cividep (India). Click here for the link to the makeITfair website.