The New Internationalist recently published a blog post written by David Foust Rodríguez, coordinator of GoodElectronics member CEREAL (Center for Labor Reflection and Action). His article is a case for worker-led monitoring as an alternative to corporate social responsibility audits. The latter often fail to reveal the structural difficulties faced by workers.
While ICT companies have been made aware of the human rights violations in their supply chains time and time again, their participation in voluntary initiatives and corporate social responsibility audits have not led to fundamental changes. Therefore, David Foust Rodríguez argues that it is time for an alternative which focuses on empowering workers themselves to take ownership of the monitoring process. Read his full article here.