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20 May 2020

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Responsible Business Alliance

Global electronics factory survey on level of production, workforce, and payment of wages

RBA Brief - Survey #3: COVID-19 Impact at a Glance, 20 May 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused widespread global business and human rights-related concerns throughout the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and stakeholder communities… The focus of this RBA Brief is to provide updated information gathered from factory-level surveys conducted May 11, 2020 to May 18, 2020 globally…

The trend analysis shows a recovery period is starting in capability and workforce, particularly in China.

Key data points:

In China, respondents said…

- 57% of factories are back at 100% production capacity, a significant increase from 33% reported in Survey #2 ...

- 95% of factories have greater than 75% of their workforce returned to work, up from 71% in Survey #2 ...

Globally, respondents said…

- 51% of factories are not functioning at full capacity, showing a recovery from Survey #2.

- 58% are receiving funding assistance from the local government, versus 55% in Survey #2

- 35% of factories are paying workers who have not returned to work, versus 47% in Survey #2 ...

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