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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.

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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

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