SOMO ICT Sector ReportThe ICT sector is young, complex, growing and dynamic. From the perspective of sustainable development there is less attention paid to this industry then there is to other manufacturing industries. Until recently, media and public attention on the issue of labour standards had focused primarily on the garment and footwear sectors. Research has revealed, however, that there are major problems in the production of hardware.This report aims to raise awareness of the environmental, human and regulation problems in the ICT sector, and in particular in the production of hardware. Secondly the studies carried out by SOMO aim to widen the campaign base in the ICT hardware sector in Europe and elsewhere, to provide information for campaigns and to lobby on improving conditions in the ICT supply chain. read more less
On March 13, SOMO shared a statement on the recent reforms to the World Bank’s accountability system, together with the Bank Information Center, the Center for International Environmental Law, Inclusive Development International and Accountability Counsel….
ACIDH, Al-Haq, ECCJ, PremiCongo, PODER and SOMO sent in a joint submission to the UN Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights. SOMO and its partners…
European Parliament adopts far-reaching resolution to protect children in mica mines
SOMO provided input for Round Table talks in the Dutch Parliament on a binding UN treaty on business and human rights which is now under discussion. Read more (in Dutch) >