How Dutch and European mobile network operators can improve responsibility for their supply chainA growing proportion of consumer electronic products such as mobile phones is manufactured in developing countries or countries in transition. Every second mobile phone is made in China. Previous makeITfair research found that severe environmental and social problems persist in the mobile phone supply chain, emphasising the need for increased responsibility and accountability in the supply chain. This makeITfair study focuses on the supply chain responsibility of major mobile network operators in the Netherlands: KPN, T-Mobile, Vodafone and Tele2. In addition, the report makes a comparison of major mobile network operators in Finland, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. read more less
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SOMO will today contribute to the hearing on international corporate social responsibility covenants in the Dutch House of Representatives. SOMO’s main emphasis is that a covenant policy by itself isn’t sufficient – more is required….