June, Bread for All, SACOM

The one year follow up report on working conditions in China’s electronic hardware sector by SACOM and Bread for All has not yet yielded substantial responses from the industry. The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) has submitted a response, which however fails to deal with the main question, that is the gap between paper policies and implementation on the ground. The Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) has not yet given a reaction. Dell has promised to undertake a study on the three surveyed Lite-On Facilities in China, to be released within 90 days after the publication of the report, which means by August 2008. Other companies whose suppliers were surveyed have not given any feedback, despite being asked to do so. This drives Bread for All and SACOM to increase campaign pressure. Bread for All and SACOM have identified 32 brands, namely, Acer, AOpen, Apple, Brother, Canon, Cisco, Compaq, Dell, Epson, Ericsson, Flextronics, Foxconn, Fujitsu, Gateway, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, LG, Logitech, Microsoft, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Nortel, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Siemens, Sony and Toshiba.

Link: Report: High Tech, No Rights – Good Electronics Newsletter 4th Edition July2008