The European Union’s proposed batteries regulation should require importers and manufacturers to source the bauxite, copper, and iron used in batteries responsibly, a coalition of 16 organizations said today. The coalition includes Amnesty International, Earthworks,…
Electronic devices have become essential to the way we live and work. As the electronics industry has grown, so too have the problems in electronics supply chains. Child labour in the mining of gold used in mobile phones, excessive work hours in factories, the use of toxic chemicals which threaten the health and lives of workers – just a few examples of the problems in the industry.
With our expertise in corporate research and supply chain accountability, we aim to improve conditions in the electronics industry. Alongside of research, we facilitate cooperation between civil society organisations. We host the global GoodElectronics network, a network of trade unions, NGOs, activists, and researchers contributing to human rights and sustainability in the global electronics industry.
We also help develop initiatives that directly address the problems in electronics supply chains. We are one of the initiators of Electronics Watch, an independent monitoring organisation working to achieve respect for labour rights in the global electronics industry through socially responsible public procurement in Europe.read more less