Students and Scholars
Against
Corporate Misbehaviour

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Dell—The Manufacturing of Sweatshop Computers Behind the Zero-Inventory Strategy

In November 2006, Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) published the report, ‘We Want Clean Computers! — No-Sweatshop Campus Campaign’, focusing on the working conditions of the computer manufacturing industry in China. It was followed with the second stage research conducted from November 2006 to August 2007. We identified three computer supplying factories of the computer company DELL in Dongguan city, Guangdong province. Information was collected from internet resources, corporate profile research, interviews with workers and informants related to the three factories. We researched the working conditions mainly through in-depth surveys with 60 workers who have worked for considerably long term from different department of [...]

InMedia HK: Activists accuse firm of targeting hepatitis B carriers

Activists accuse firm of targeting hepatitis B carriers

Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM www.sacom.hk) and Beijing-based Yirenping (

Letter to Dell–Follow up Yonghong Electronics

11 Aug 2007

To: Tod Arbogast , Sustainable Business Development, Dell Inc.

Barbara Conway , Senior Manager, Global Operations, Dell Inc.

From: Chantal Peyer and Miges Baumann , BREAD FOR ALL

Jenny Chan and Lung Tai , SACOM

 

Unresolved labor problems at Yonghong Electronics in Shenzhen City, Guangdong, China:

  1. Yonghong Electronics is third-tier supplier to DELL* but DELL has refused responsibility to the underage and adult workers by suspending its order from the factory.
  2. Which are the tier-one and tier-two suppliers? How do the brand and the suppliers work together to implement the corrective action plan at Yonghong? What precisely are the [...]

Dell Response to SACOM and Bread for All

Dear Jenny, Miges, Chantal & Lung,

This letter responds to your July 23, 2007 comments to Dell regarding our CSR policy and specifically our approach to corrective measures and worker/management training. As always, it is our pleasure to discuss with you Dell’s commitment to CSR and share the specific actions we are driving in China.

The specific issues you raised in your letter are addressed below.

Transparency on Corrective Actions:

Dell welcomes the opportunity to discuss [...]

Newsletter – Activists accuse firm of targeting hepatitis B carriers (Good Electronics)

Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM www.sacom.hk) and Beijing-based Yirenping (www.yirenping.org), a support group for Hepatitis B carriers, displayed signs and shouted slogans for two hours outside a Hong Kong listed electronics company, VTech Holdings, on 30 July 2007. Activists urged the firm to seriously take up its corporate social responsibility (CSR) and to respect Chinese workers’ right to equal employment. See here for more details.

Download link: Activists accuse firm of targeting hepatitis B carriers – Good Electronics 4th Edition Aug 2007

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