The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector is a relatively young and complex sector, fast growing and dynamic. From the perspective of sustainable development there has been less attention for this industry then for some of the other manufacturing industries. Research however points out that there are major problems in de production of ICT hardware. Many abuses related to human rights, labour, environment and health issues are taking place in the global supply chain of ICT hardware. In response to this, SOMO (Center for Research on Multinational Corporations – The Netherlands) decided to include the ICT sector in its four-year research program on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). read more less
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