The world is for the public good, such is the Great Way. Confucius . . . for with freedom come responsibilities. Nelson Mandela Whenever you are in doubt, recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man. Gandhi An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo *

Links : Web Sites

Web Sites

Good Electronics

Good Electronics Go to this Web site

In the electronics industry there is still a lot to improve on human rights and sustainable production. Poor working conditions and environmental damage can be found in the production of computers, mobile phones and other electronic products. The complicated product chain, high percentage of outsourcing, rapid product developments, weak unionized structures and lack of (inter)national law implementation contribute to this situation. Civil society has an important role to play in improving human rights and environmental conditions in the corporate sector.

Web site available in English

---
Sections ACME
--- The Global Governance Project
--- The Global Compact
--- International Forum on Globalization
--- Global Marshall Plan Initiative
--- Biens publics à l’Échelle Mondiale
--- Institute for research and debate on governance
--- United Nations University
--- Governance
--- Coredem
--- Building Global Democracy
--- New Rules for Global Finance
--- Centre for UN Reform Education
--- Bretton Woods Project
--- Global Administrative Law Project
--- Inter Press Service (IPS)
--- Chaos International
--- The Blog of Chaos International
--- Rinoceros
--- Olivier De Schutter. UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
--- Democracia Sur
--- ATD Fourth World
--- Peoples Summit. On the road to Rio+20
--- Social Watch
--- Choike
--- International Forum of national NGO platforms (ONG-NGO)
--- Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World
--- Citizens Assemblies
--- Global Governance Institute
--- Pambazuka News
--- Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières
--- Adital
--- Forum China‑Europe
--- Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le progrès de l’homme
--- World Resources Institute
--- GEG Project
--- World Social Forum
--- Reflections on a Revolution
--- The World Revolution
--- WikiLeaks
--- Al Jazeera English
--- AGTER - Improving the Governance of Land, Water and Natural Ressources
--- Habitat International Coalition
--- Alliance for Rebuilding Governance in Africa
--- Forum of Ethics & Responsibilities (FER)
--- Fondation Sciences Citoyennes
--- Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
--- IBase
--- Third World Network (TWN)
--- La Via Campesina
--- Network Institute for Global Democratization
--- Foreign Policy In Focus
--- International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP)
--- International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
--- Tellus Institute
--- EarthAction
--- University of the People
--- Transnational Institute
--- Friends of the Earth International
--- Committee for the Abolition of the Third World Debt (CADTM)
--- World March of Women
--- Global Governance 2020
--- Site web de Ressources pour la Paix
--- Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS)
--- Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG)
--- Comité Catholique contre la Faim et pour le Développement (CCFD - Terre Solidaire)
--- Research and Information Centre for Development (CRID)
--- Tax Justice Network
--- Joint - Liga das ONGs em Moçambique
--- Perkumpulan Prakarsa
--- Praxis - Institute for Participatory Practices
--- Voice - Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment
--- Poverty Action Network in Ethiopia (PANE)
--- Global Financial Integrity
--- The Real News
--- Integrated Social Development Centre
--- FIDH : mouvement mondial des droits de l’Homme
--- Forest Peoples Programme
--- Global Witness
--- Green Cross International
--- Climate Change Task Force
--- Greenpeace International
--- Institute for Policy Studies
--- Web site on International Development of the Chaire de Recherche en Développement des Collectivités (CRDC)
--- International Land Coalition
--- Inaise
--- IRED
--- OECD Watch
--- Change.org
--- Common Dreams
--- OneWorld.net
--- Attac International
--- Vigeo
--- Finance Watch
--- AITEC
--- Sud PTT
--- Food First International Action Network (FIAN)
--- Centre Europe - Tiers Monde (CETIM)
--- Observatorio de las Multinacionales en América Latina (OMAL)
--- ITUC-CSI-IGB
--- Corporate Europe Observatory
--- Enlazando Alternativas
--- Groupe de Recherche pour une Stratégie Économique Alternative (GRESEA)
--- Forum for Democratic Global Governance (FIM)
--- Sherpa
--- Peuples Solidaires
--- Planetworkshops
--- Public Citizen
--- Rainforest Action Network
--- International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
--- Ibero American Science and Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC)
--- European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)
--- Coordination SUD
--- Association 4D - Dossiers et Débats pour le Développement Durable
--- Institut du Développement Durable et des Rélations Internationales (IDDRI)
--- Institute for Transnational Arbitration
--- Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action (TIGRA)
--- Dialogues, Proposals, Stories, for a World Citizenship (DPH)
--- NPI Initiative
--- Hong Kong Democratic Development Network
--- 中外对话 China Dialogue
--- 中国发展简报 China Development Brief
--- NGOcn.net
--- Social Resources Institute (SRI)
--- 谷润网 (Green TV)
--- Asia Sentinel
--- 中國勞工通訊 China Labour Bulletin
--- Globethics.net
--- The Democratic Society
--- Sustainable Earth Alliance
--- International Alliance of Journalistes
--- REDD+ Social & Environmental Standards
--- World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers (WFF)
--- World Learning
--- The Hunger Project
--- World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO)
--- Environment Liaison Center International
--- Small Planet Institute
--- Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WE DO)
--- Independent Media Center (Indymedia)
--- United Cities and Local Governments
--- United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific
--- GRAIN
--- Plateforme des acteurs non étatiques
--- International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
--- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
--- International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
--- Global Development Learning Network (GDLN)
--- Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
--- Beyond2015
--- CIDSE
--- Alliance Internationale des Éditeurs Indépendants
--- Third World Forum
--- Confederación de Trabajadores de la Educación de la República Argentina (CTERA)
--- Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM)
--- World Forum for Alternatives
--- Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy
--- Southern Africa Social Forum (SASF)
--- Ushahidi
--- East Asia Forum
--- CMS
--- The Green Belt Movement
--- Local Economic Development Network of Africa (LEDNA)
--- Resource Conflict Institute (Reconcile)
--- The Centre for Internet & Society
--- Research and Information System
--- Toda Institute
--- Global Alliance For Banking on Values
--- Global Issues
--- Globalization Monitor
--- Just Foreign Policy
--- Public Services International
--- Blue Planet Project
--- Good Electronics
--- Fair Labor Association
--- Global Governance Watch
--- Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPTRANS)
--- Global Footprint Network
--- The Widening Circle
--- The New Economics Foundation
--- Policy Innovations
--- Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs
--- Project Syndicate
--- New Perspectives Quarterly
--- Initiative internationale pour repenser l’économie (IRE)
--- CBD Alliance
--- Program on Democracy and Global Transformation
--- Global Voices
--- International Labour Organization
--- IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
--- World Health Organisation (WHO)
--- UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
--- Global Education Magazine
--- Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development
---

Latest publications on this Web site:

Electronics industry launches new initiative against forced labour
¤ 3 July 2017
The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) launched its Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI) to help companies respect the rights of workers that are vulnerable to forced labour. read more

Over 55.000 people sign petition to ban toxic chemicals in electronic supply chains
¤ 30 June 2017
Over 55.000 people signed the petition 'COMPLICIT: Demand Apple and Samsung Protect Workers from being Poisoned'. read more

Greenpeace and iFixit present product repair guide
¤ 30 June 2017
E-waste is a growing problem and electronic companies are contributing to it because it is getting increasingly complex to repair mobile devices. Together with iFixit, Greenpeace ranked 40 different smartphones, tablets and laptops based on the ability to (...) read more

Documentary on Samsung’s blood-disorder victims
¤ 26 June 2017
A new documentary on the agonies of victims of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s blood-disorder cluster has chosen an unusual venue for its premiere: South Korea’s National Assembly hall. read more

Myanmar rebel-controlled tin mine linked to Apple and other brands
¤ 23 June 2017
The supply chains of over 500 companies, including Apple, Starbucks and Tiffany & Co, are linked to a tin mine controlled by an insurgent army in Myanmar. The Man Maw mine is controlled by the United Wa State Army (UWSA), which is placed under sanctions by the U.S. for suspected narcotics (...) read more

University of Groningen affiliates to Electronics Watch
¤ 22 June 2017
The University of Groningen is the third Dutch university to affiliate to Electronics Watch. Electronics Watch aims at improving working conditions in electronics supply chains by calling on public buyers to source responsibly. read more

Inside ’Foxconn city’
¤ 22 June 2017
Journalist Brian Merchant managed to enter Foxconn’s Longhua complex in Shenshen, China, home to around 450.000 workers. The Longhua complex received a lot of media attention in 2010, when employees committed suicide by jumping off the high buildings. Unfortunately, not much has changed since (...) read more

Highly toxic chemicals used in Asian semiconductor factories
¤ 21 June 2017
Chemicals that were banned by U.S. tech companies 25 years ago are still being used in Asian semiconductor factories. In the manufacturing processes of chips for electronic products, hazardous chemicals are used that cause aggressive forms of leukemia, miscarriages and birth (...) read more

Photo reportage reveals the victims of chemical poisoning in Asian factories
¤ 19 June 2017
Workers in factories that produce parts for mobile phones in South Korea might still be exposed to chemicals that were banned in the U.S. 25 years ago. A photo reportage of Bloomberg shows the victims of chemical poisoning in South (...) read more

Joint statement in support of SHARPS - Minjoo party framework agreement
¤ 15 June 2017
In a joint statement, five international networks working in the area of human rights, occupational health and environmental health in the electronics industry encourage the Minjoo Party in South Korea to concretize the framework agreement that was reached with SHARPS to improve worker safety (...) read more


Links
Contact
RSS RSS 2.0
World Governance Index
Proposal Papers
Dossiers and Documents
Document Database
Videos
Home Page
About Us
Front Page