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2 December 2018

Japan: Sharp suppliers fire 2,900 foreign workers

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...

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11 September 2016

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...

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10 November 2015

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 100 brands on their environmental supply chain performance in China. 

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4 February 2014

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).

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20 December 2013

Study: 51 of 100 Top Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2

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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13 August 2013

Chinese Electronics Factory Hiring Child Labor [China]

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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4 June 2013

14-year-old worker found dead at possible Asus supplier in China

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...

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16 August 2012

Taking Conflict Out of Consumer Gadgets: Company Rankings on Conflict Minerals 2012

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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3 August 2012

[video] Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: Conflict Minerals webinar

Author: Maplecroft & UN Global Compact

[On August 3, 2012, the UN Global Compact and Maplecroft co-hosted the Conflict Minerals webinar, with the support of the GE Foundation. The webinar examined the risks posed by conflict minerals to multi-national corporations and featured speakers...

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1 August 2012

[PDF] [Company responses to Enough Project report]

Author: Enough Project

[Includes Acer, AMD, Apple, Canon, Dell, HP, HTC, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, Nikon, Nintendo, Nokia, Panasonic, Philips, RIM, Samsung, Sandisk, Sharp, Sony & Toshiba responses]

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