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Thailand: NGOs allege ongoing recruitment fees & migrant worker abuses at supplier to global electronics brands; Incl. co. responses
From 2016 to 2018, Electronics Watch and the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN) documented excessive recruitment-related fees and expenses that migrant workers from Myanmar pay to get a job at two sites of Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand). Their...
We examined the business relationship with Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand)... and it was confirmed that there is no business after May 2015....
- Related stories: Thailand: NGOs allege ongoing recruitment fees & migrant worker abuses at supplier to global electronics brands; Incl. co. responses
- This is a response from the following companies: Sharp
2,900 foreign workers who had been working in a Sharp factory in Mie prefecture, Japan, have been fired, according to a labour union representing the workers. The workers were employed by third tier suppliers. A representative of one supplier stated to...
China: GoodElectronics report on health of workers damaged by chemical poisoning in electronics industry; includes responses from companies
"The GoodElectronics Network's latest report 'The Poisonous Pearl focuses on the experiences of (former) workers in the electronics industry in China who are victims of chemical poisoning. The health of all the workers in the report was damaged by...
Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) ranks 100 brands on environmental supply chain performance in China
On October 22, 2015, the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) released its ranking of 167 brands on their environmental supply chain performance in China. The image shows the top 10 companies in the 2015 ranking - for the full ranking see...
Response by Sharp: Efforts to encourage companies to adopt a SB-657 statement disclosing the efforts they are making to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from their supply chains pursuant to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB-657).
- Related in-depth areas: Know the Chain – See which companies do and do not have statements under the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (2014)
- This is a response from the following companies: Sharp
Author: Mary Mazzoni, TriplePundit
Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings,...[assessing] the emissions performance of 100 companies from 2005 to 2012 within the context of climate...
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Author: China Labor Watch [USA]
Workers reported that a large number of child workers are hired at a Chinese electronics manufacturing company named Jiangxi Lianchuang Electronics Co., Ltd. Some of the workers are as young as 12 to 14 years old…Based on Chinese media reports, the...
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Author: PC World (New Zealand)
A 14-year-old worker has been found dead after working at an electronics factory in China that may make products for Asus…Liu Fuzong died…while employed at a factory in Dongguan, said the city's local human resources office…The factory…[owned by 3CEMS]...
Author: Sasha Lezhnev & Alexandra Hellmuth, Enough Project
Leading electronics companies are making progress in eliminating conflict minerals from their supply chains, but still cannot label their products as being conflict free...Intel, Motorola..., HP, and Apple...have developed conflict minerals programs.....
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