Students and Scholars
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

Workers’ Outrage over Immoral Costco Supplier in Shenzhen

More than 200 workers from Delta Smooth Limited (金顺台艺品厂) in Shenzhen, a supplier of Costco in China have launched a series of street protests since 6 May, as the owner refused to pay their wages, social insurance and economic compensation after the factory closure. They marched to the township and district government offices to demand investigation into the issue but received no response. Delta Smooth’s biggest client is Costco– the second largest retailer in US and the seventh largest retailer in the world. While Costco is renowned for its family atmosphere for employees, SACOM urges Costco’s intervention into the matter to fulfill its corporate social responsibility, [...]

[STATEMENT] Promise from Foxconn on democratic union is broken

Hong Kong, 9 May 2013

Promise from Foxconn on democratic union is broken

A recent report conducted by a group of scholars and students from China and Hong Kong1 reveals that the high enrolment rate of Foxconn union is just window-dressing. The world’s biggest factory empire has never realized its commitment to promote democratic industrial relation and to fulfill its corporate social responsibility. In addition, according to the latest news report from a Chinese newspaper, the promised union elections are in limbo. [...]

[Statement] Strike erupted over dire working conditions at Foxconn

[Statement] Apple Should be Responsible for Drinking Water Poisoning at Its Supplier

11 January 2013, Hong Kong

It was no new stories that Apple Inc. consistently neglect occupational safety and health (OSH) conditions at its suppliers. There were numerous reports about workers suffering from chemical poisoning and serious injuries caused by dust explosion cases at Apple factories. SACOM have recently learnt that a group of workers at an Apple supplier, Sunrex Computer (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd, were subjected to collective poisoning inside factory. We regret that Apple repetitively disregard workers’ lives.

Widespread Labour Abuses at Disney and Mattel Factories ICTI doesn’t care about labour rights standards

[Hong Kong, 7 January 2013]

Today, the Hong Kong Toys and Game Fair is held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is the venue for the brands and manufacturers to seek business opportunities. Yet, the Toys Fair will not care about if the labour practices in the toy factories are fair for the workers or not. From July to November 2012, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) investigated the Dongguan Tianyu Toys Co. Ltd. and the Dongguan Chang [...]