A year after the launch of the “High Tech – No Rights?” campaign, Bread for All, the Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund, and Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) publish a new study on working conditions in the factories where our computers are made.
The goal is to learn about how premium brands have ensured workers’ rights in their supplier factories over the year.
From the perspective of supply chain labor responsibility, the research team is most interested to determine whether the workers’ daily lives have improved. They conducted an independent, off-site investigation in seven factories in Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Zhongshan Cities, Guangdong Province. The factories belong to FSP Group, Primax Electronics, Lite-On Group, Tyco Electronics, and Volex Group respectively. The researchers also asked the concerned brand companies (Hewlett Packard, Dell, Apple, Acer, and Fujitsu Siemens), via a questionnaire survey, about their social responsibility measures implemented between January 2007 and March 2008 in China. The goal is to learn about how premium brands have ensured workers’ rights in their supplier factories over the year.
Read the full report here.