The Chinese battery industry:  The truth behind the charge. Report by Globalization Monitor

'The Chinese battery industry: The truth behind the charge', a report by Globalization Monitor provides a comprehensive overview of the battery industry in China and presents findings presents findings concerning the labour conditions of ten battery factories in Guangdong province. In nearly all of them, some forms of non-compliance with labour laws stipulations or outright infringement of the legitimate rights of employees were found. Concluding, the paper outlines proactive measures that are beneficial for workers and companies alike.

The Chinese battery industry:  The truth behind the charge. Report by Globalization Monitor

This paper by Globalization Monitor provides a comprehensive overview of the battery industry. Background information is provided on the major Chinese brands, as well as a synopsis of production methods and locations, for the various models of batteries in mainstream circulation. Industry standards of safety, including but not limited to, occupational disease, labour conditions, and workers' rights are critiqued, highlighting previous failures to protect workers in the industry, while introducing proposals to safe guard employees in the future. The environmental implications for the creation and disposal of batteries are assessed, along with current regulations that have been proscribed by certain governments to combat potential threats that the battery industry poses to their respective populations. Then, the future of the industry, specifically in lithium battery production, is analysed through different facets. The evolution of the manufacturers' role in the increasingly global economy, lends insight as to how companies can increasingly recognize workers' rights and freedom of expression.

The paper also presents findings concerning the labour conditions of ten battery factories in Guangdong province. In nearly all of them, some forms of non-compliance with labour laws stipulations or outright infringement of the legitimate rights of employees were found.

Concluding, the paper outlines proactive measures that are beneficial for workers and companies alike.