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Report
26 March 2018

KnowTheChain - Analysis of modern slavery statements in the electronics sector

To mark the third anniversary of the passage of the UK Modern Slavery Act in March 2018, KnowTheChain preport - "Eradicating forced labor in electronics: What do company statements under the UK Modern Slavery Act tell us?" - analysed to what extent...

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Article
10 March 2017

UAE: 24 companies recognised for workplace practices that prioritise employees

Author: Cleofe Maceda, Gulf News (UAE)

"24 UAE firms recognised for best workplace practices", 8 March 2017...

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Report
4 September 2016

Full report: The Poisonous Pearl Occupational chemical poisoning in the electronics industry in the Pearl River Delta

Author: Labour Action China (LAC), Labour Education and Service Network (LESN), Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

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Article
24 June 2013

Heavy metals poison vegetables in Pearl River Delta [China]

Author: Li Jing & Amy Nip, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

Agriculture official says one-fifth of Pearl River Delta's vegetables contain poisons like arsenic, cadmium, copper and mercury…a provincial agriculture official…said the spread of heavy metals used in manufacturing…was a "regional problem…"As a...

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Article
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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Article
1 June 2011

[PDF] Piloting Principles for Effective Company-Stakeholder Grievance Mechanisms: A Report of Lessons Learned

Author: Caroline Rees, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School, on behalf of UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

This report sets out key lessons learned from a pilot project conducted in 2009-2010 to test the practical applicability of a set of principles for effective non-judicial grievance mechanisms...involving businesses and their stakeholders. The...

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Article
23 September 2009

Towards a new worker-based CSR model: A pilot labor rights training program in China

Author: SACOM (Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior - Hong Kong) & Bread for All

Today the non-profit organisation Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM), supported by Bread for All, released two independent reports on an in-factory labor rights training program at two China-based suppliers to technology...

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Article
1 August 2009

[PDF] Hewlett-Packard Labor Rights Training Program: Delta Electronics (Dongguan) Co., Ltd. - CHINA

Author: SACOM (Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior - Hong Kong)

Since early 2007, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has been cooperating with Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM), a student-centered labor activist group and local stakeholder... In August 2007, HP and SACOM signed an agreement to...

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Article
7 February 2007

SACOM report on working conditions in electronics factories in Shenzhen, China: Manufacturer & brand responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited five electronics manufacturers to respond to SACOM's report "Clean Computers Campaign: Report on Labour Rights in the Computer Industry in China"....

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Company response
17 January 2007

Response by Delta Electronics: Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) report alleges widespread labour abuses among suppliers of major multinational technology & electronics brands.

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