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Eine Welt ohne elektronische Geräte können wir uns kaum vorstellen. Wir alle nutzen jeden Tag Informationstechnologien – IT. IT hat unser Leben in vielerlei Hinsicht verbessert. Aber gleichzeitig hat der IT-Boom weltweit auch viele neue Probleme geschaffen.

Wir wollen IT-Geräte fair und ökologisch gestalten – vom Design der Geräte bis zum Abbau der Rohstoffe, von der Produktion der Einzelbauteile bis zur Entsorgung des Elektroschrotts. Und wir wollen Elektronikunternehmen dazu bringen, faire und nachhaltige Standards umzusetzen.


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Achtung!

 

Handys von Samsung und Apple enthalten sehr wahrscheinlich Zinn von der indonesischen Insel Bangka Island. Dort führt der Zinnabbau dazu, dass Regenwälder und Korallenriffs zerstört werden, die Lebensgrundlage der Fischer ruiniert und Bergleute verwundet werden.

Im Rahmen der Make IT Better-Kampagne von Friends of the Earth haben tausende Menschen Samsung dazu gebracht, zuzugeben dass sie dieses Zinn von Bangka Island nutzen. Und die Kampagne hat erreicht, dass sich Samsung für eine branchenweite Lösung für dieses Problem einsetzen wird. Schreibt an Apple, dass das Unternehmen ebenfalls aktiv werden soll:
http://www.foe.co.uk/what_we_do/make_it_better_action_37571.html

 


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GoodElectronics, makeITfair, IMF declare FLA investigation at Apple supplier Foxconn to be a PR stunt

GoodElectronics, makeITfair, IMF declare FLA investigation at Apple supplier Foxconn to be a PR stunt

On the occasion of Apple’s 2012 annual shareholders’ meeting GoodElectronics, makeITfair, and International Metalworkers' Federation (IMF) share their concerns with Apple shareholders regarding persisting labour rights violations at Apple’s suppliers in China, as well as in India and other countries. GoodElectronics, makeITfair and the International Metalworkers’ Federation (IMF) are among a growing group of concerned civil society organisations calling upon Apple to improve its act. Apple has recently joined the Fair Labor Association (FLA), but this seems to be a mere PR stunt.

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In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad

Last week, The New York Times published articles on the harsh working conditions at Apple suppliers. The findings of the NYT journalists confirm the investigations done by makeITfair and SACOM. This is not extraordinary as Apple’s supplier responsibility reports, in many cases report the same abuses. What is, however, interesting are the revealing remarks of some insiders which underline the relevancy of the demands of the 2011 “Time to bite into a fair Apple” campaign.

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Announcement / Invitation - GoodElectronics & makeITfair Round Table

"Workers’ rights in the global electronics sector" - GoodElectronics and makeITfair organise a Round Table bringing together representatives of the electronics industry and civil society organisations, including trade unions, from around the globe. The meeting will take place on 9 + 10 May, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Will Apple turn over a new leaf when it joins the Fair Labor Association?

Apple has joined the FLA as the first technology company among a number of garment companies. Is this is a genuine effort by Apple to clean up labour abuses in its supply chain, or merely a way of proving its credentials without actually delivering? For GoodElectronics and makeITfair it is too early to tell. The FLA obligation is to become compliant within the next two years. GoodElectronics and makeITfair will be watching closely to see whether FLA membership means Apple takes action on key problems within its supply chain.

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Vote now for Samsung@ Public Eye Awards 2012!

Vote now for Samsung@ Public Eye Awards 2012!

At the end of January, within sight of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace will once again confer the Public Eye Awards for the worst cases of contempt for the environment and human rights.

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