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GoodElectronics presents 5 demands for EICC in new video

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In a video statement released today, the GoodElectronics Network present 5 demands for the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition. EICC is a potentially important industry body of electronics brands and manufacturers, that is, however, failing to effectively address major human rights issues in the global electronics industry.

Over the past years, the GoodElectronics Network(opens in new window) has repeatedly called on EICC to address ongoing problems including low wages, long work hours, no trade unions, and the lack of proper grievance mechanisms. The video statement by GoodElectronics presents concerns and demands, at the occasion of the current EICC Code of Conduct review process.

The GoodElectronics Network calls upon EICC member companies to address 5 pressing issues:

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EICC Code Review

Proposals for the code review can be submitted from April 24 until June 6. At the end of July the EICC members will vote on the Code of Conduct revisions. By January of 2015 there will be a revised EICC Code of Conduct, version 5.0. The submissions are reviewed on a set of criteria, including compatibility with international norms and regulations; measurable via an audit or other means; positively impacting people and planet.

Click here (opens in new window) for more information on the EICC code update process.

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