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National Labor Committee report & company responses

In February 2009, National Labor Committee issued a report "High Tech Misery in China", alleging labour abuses at Mae Tay Plastics & Electronics factory in China.  The factory reportedly supplies computer equipment to HP, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft and IBM.

 

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies to respond.  Their responses are available below: 

 

Press article on the issue, including NLC’s reaction to the launch of a factory audit by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC): “Tech coalition launches sweatshop probe”, Tom Espiner, ZDNet UK, 16 Feb 2009

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Company response
2 October 2009

Response by HP (Hewlett-Packard): High Tech Misery in China: Natl. Labor Committee (US) alleges labour abuses at Mae Tay keyboard factory supplying Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft.

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11 February 2009

Company responses to National Labor Committee report

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Company response
11 February 2009

Response by Lenovo: "High Tech Misery in China": Natl. Labor Committee (US) alleges labour abuses at Mae Tay keyboard factory supplying Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft.

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Company response
11 February 2009

Response by Mae Tay: "High Tech Misery in China": Natl. Labor Committee (US) alleges labour abuses at Mae Tay keyboard factory supplying Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft

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Company response
11 February 2009

Response by Microsoft: "High Tech Misery in China": Natl. Labor Committee (US) alleges labour abuses at Mae Tay keyboard factory supplying Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft. Click here

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Company response
10 February 2009

Response by Dell: "High Tech Misery in China": Natl. Labor Committee (US) alleges labour abuses at Mae Tay keyboard factory supplying Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft.

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Company response
10 February 2009

Response by IBM: "High Tech Misery in China": Natl. Labor Committee (US) alleges labour abuses at Mae Tay keyboard factory supplying Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft.

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