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1 July 2011

High Tech, Low Pay [China]

Author: Business and Human Rights Documentation Project (B-HRD)

China’s electronics industry exports approximately US $232 billion worth of electronics a year, supplying brand-name companies...Many of the 7.7 million people manufacturing these hi-tech products receive low pay and are unable to achieve an adequate...

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7 December 2010
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Author: Presidencia de Colombia

[Donaciones recibidas hasta la fecha:] Alqueria, Juan Carlos Saldarriaga, Sirioca LTDA, Alimentos Polar Colombia, Arturo Calle, Compaq S.A. [parte de HP], Davivienda - Grupo Bolivar, Cerrejón [parte de Anglo American, Xstrata, BHP Billiton], Tigo,...

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8 July 2008

Plight of African child slaves forced into mines - for our mobile phones

Author: Charles Lavery, Sunday Mail [UK]

The child miners of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) risk death to dig for a highly dangerous ore used in mobiles, laptops and games consoles...Coltan smuggling is big business throughout Africa and is a major source of income for warring...

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23 July 2007

Toxic tea party [China]

Author: Greenpeace

Guiyu, near China's southeastern coast is the centre of an uncontrolled environmental disaster. Here and in several nearby townships, electronic waste, most of it imported, is broken up in small workshops. It's a version of outsourcing that saves...

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10 January 2007

[DOC] Clean Computers Campaign: Report on Labour Rights in the Computer Industry in China [English summary translation]

Author: Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM)

[Original report in Chinese. Title translation and following summary of the report's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre with authorization by SACOM.]...

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1 July 2006

Suffering in the Congo: Behind the numbers

Author: Keith Harmon & David Barouski, Z Magazine

War in the Congo is driven by the desire to extract raw materials...Therefore, any analysis of the geopolitics in the Congo requires an understanding of the organized crime perpetrated through multinational businesses...Human Rights Watch...2005...

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24 October 2005

[PDF] full report: "The Digital Dump: Exporting Re-use and Abuse to Africa"

Author: Jim Puckett, Sarah Westervelt, Richard Gutierrez & Yuka Takamiya, Basel Action Network

...[Because] of widespread usage of toxic chemicals in today's high-tech equipment...most...electronic wastes are hazardous wastes... [Much] of the growth in the information technology (IT) sector in developing countries has been fueled by the...

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1 February 2005

[PDF] International Companies and Post-Conflict Reconstruction - Cross-Sectoral Comparisons

Author: John Bray, political risk specialist, Control Risks Group

In the worst cases, companies can inadvertently fuel the structural causes of the conflict, undermining prospects for recovery. However, by presenting a vision of a different kind of future, where personal success comes from entrepreneurial initiative...

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1 January 2005

New benchmarks for addressing product toxicity, even in areas of scientific uncertainty

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1 January 2005

[PDF] Protecting Public Health, Increasing Profits And Promoting Innovation By Benchmarking Corporate Governance of Chemicals in Products

Author: Richard A. Liroff, World Wildlife Fund

[Case studies on Samsung, Fujitsu, Sony, SC Johnson, Nike, Marks & Spencer, Boots, Gerber Products (part of Novartis), Chiquita. Also refers to Apple, Avon, Baxter, Compaq (part of Hewlett-Packard [HP]), Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM, Abbott...

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