Economic benefits of tech investment in developing countries are compromised by environmental & health costs, concludes new report

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1 June 2002

Economic benefits of high tech investment in developing countries are compromised by environmental and health costs, concludes new report

Author: San Diego Earth Times

Despite voluntary efforts to reduce environmental impacts, semiconductor companies are not adequately grappling with the environmental, health and labor impacts of their production and assembly operations, especially in developing countries and global supply chains

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1 May 2002

full report: Dodging Dilemmas? Environmental and Social Accountability in the Global Operations of California-Based High-Tech Companies

Author: Lyuba Zarsky, Naomi Roht-Arriza & Leif Brottem, California Global Corporate Accountability Project

full report [can be downloaded from the following page]: Dodging Dilemmas? Environmental and Social Accountability in the Global Operations of California-Based High-Tech Companies [refers to Advanced Micro Devices, Agilent Technologies, IDT Technologies, Intel, Hewlett Packard, National Semiconductor, Seagate Technologies & Solectron - based on case studies in Taiwan, Malaysia, India, Thailand & Costa Rica]

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