Production in low-wage countriesIn a series of three electronics sector sheets, three high-risk phases in the electronics supply chain are discussed: metal mining, the manual production in low-wage countries, and the disposal of electronic products (‘e-waste’). This sheet is devoted to production in low-wage countries. The electronics sector as a whole is characterised by long and global supply chains with high levels of outsourcing. These sector sheets aim to provide information to socially responsible investors about the environmental and social risks present in these supply chains. The series is an additional tool to support their engagement with electronics companies. read more less
Over 50 NGOs signed a letter to the World Bank sharing their concern over a new Climate-Smart Mining Facility, in which the World Bank partners closely with mining companies. The NGOs fear that the agenda…
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….