The Poisonous Pearl

Occupational chemical poisoning in the electronics industry in the Pearl River Delta, People’s Republic of China
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Phony Equality at Nokia

Titled Phony Equality, the report has been published by SOMO, an independent NGO working on social, ecological and economic issues related to sustainable development, and it looked at industrial relations, wages and employment security at…

Fair phones in demand

Thousands of signatories joined makeITfair in its call towards mobile phone companies to pay greater attention to social standards in their supply chains. "This campaign, organised by makeITfair, continued to collect more than 7,800 signatures…

SOMO comments on Nokia’s report

In its November 2006 report ‘The High Cost of Calling: Critical Issues in the Mobile Phone Industry’, SOMO reported on labour conditions in four countries where mobile phones are being produced and sent the report…

Workers poisoned in Nokia and Motorola factories

Mobile telephones and mobile phone components are often produced under poor working conditions. Management of the factories often fail to take responsibility, as SOMO research shows. SOMO researcher Joseph Wilde explains: “Particularly in the Chinese…