Member of UN Global Compact
Headquarters in China
Author: Okuttah Mark, Business Daily [Kenya]
Microsoft has teamed up with UN to curb electronic waste which poses serious risks to human health and the environment. The aim is to create awareness on the dangers associated with electronic waste— e-waste— in Africa and educate the public on...
The Green Electronics Council today announced that it was expanding its environmentally friendly electronics certification, the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), to include 40 countries around the globe…The EPEAT certification...
- Related companies: Lenovo
Author: E News Park Forest
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) sent a letter today to 26 tech companies, urging them to join a voluntary code of conduct known as the Global Network Initiative (GNI) [on freedom of expression, privacy...
- Related companies: Acer Apple AT&T Cisco Systems Dell eBay Facebook Fortinet HP (Hewlett-Packard) Juniper Networks Lenovo Motorola MySpace.com (part of Specific Media) Nokia Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) (joint venture Nokia and Siemens) Siemens Skype (part of Microsoft) Sprint Nextel Symantec Toshiba Twitter Verizon Vodafone Websense
[PDF] Configuring Labour Rights - Labour Conditions in the Production of Computer Parts in the Philippines
Author: Esther de Haan & Irene Schipper, Center for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)
This report is following up on research that was done by the Workers Assistance Center (WAC) in the Philippines in 2006, which consisted of workers interviews and was published in 2007...considerable efforts have been made by management to set up...
- Related stories: Philippines: makeITfair finds continued labour abuses in computer manufacturing - calls on brands to take more action with suppliers
- Related companies: Acer Apple Asus Celestica Dell Epson (part of Seiko) Fujitsu Hitachi HP (Hewlett-Packard) IBM Intel Lenovo LG Electronics (part of LG Corp.) Motorola NEC Nokia Royal Philips Electronics Samsung Seagate Technology Siemens Sony Sony Ericsson (joint venture Sony & Ericsson) Toshiba
Author: Human Rights Watch
The computer industry should make it clear to the Chinese government that it will not cooperate in efforts to curtail access to information on the internet through government-mandated or provided filtering software such as the "Green Dam Youth Escort"...
- Related stories: Human Rights Watch urges computer makers not to include filtering software as demanded by Chinese Govt. initiative
- Related companies: Dell HP (Hewlett-Packard) Lenovo Yahoo!
Author: Fred Pearce, Guardian [UK]
Computer manufacturers must take responsibility for dealing with electronic waste to ensure toxic trash doesn't fall into the wrong hands...Dell, the world's second largest PC manufacturer, announced earlier this month that it is imposing a ban on the...
Author: Greenpeace New Zealand
The latest edition of Greenpeace's 'Guide to Greener Electronics' ranking shows a disappointing slump from some major companies in the toxics category, but an overall improvement on climate change criteria. "ICT is a key sector in the fight against...
Author: Raise Hope for Congo - A Campaign of Enough Project
The conflict in eastern Congo...is fueled in significant part by a multi-million dollar trade in minerals. Armed groups generate an estimated $144 million each year by trading four main minerals: the ores that produce the metals tin, tantalum,...