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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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Report on mobile network operators in Hungary

Report on mobile network operators in Hungary

After makeITfair research on the corporate responsibility of mobile network operators in Sweden, Germany and Finland, there is now also a report on the conduct of Hungarian mobile network operators as far as human rights and sustainability practices are concerned.

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Mobile responsibility? A look at the human rights and sustainability practices of Finnish mobile network operators DNA, Elisa and TeliaSonera

Mobile responsibility? A look at the human rights and sustainability practices of Finnish mobile network operators DNA, Elisa and TeliaSonera

In 2009, Finnwatch and its partners in the makeITfair project published a comparative study looking at the responsibility of Finnish and other European mobile network operators. The results showed that there was a huge need for improvements along the entire production chain and that responsible mobile devices were still a long way off. The current report looks at how the responsibility practices of the three largest Finnish operators – DNA, Elisa and TeliaSonera – have changed over the past years. Between them, they provide 98 percent of Finnish mobile subscriptions. The companies have progressed in this regard compared to the 2009 report. Still, many problems and challenges remain, as even the best responsibility code is not effective unless it is adhered to.

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Electronics companies and civil society organisations find common ground  in UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Electronics companies and civil society organisations find common ground in UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights may form the common ground between electronics companies and civil society organisations in addressing labour issues such as the excessive use of temporary labour. This is an important outcome of the Round Table on worker’s rights in the global electronics sector organised by GoodElectronics and makeITfair in May 2012 in Amsterdam.

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Who will take responsibility in the mobile jungle?

Who will take responsibility in the mobile jungle?

In 2009 Fair Trade Center, makeITfair partner in Sweden, reported on corporate responsibility among Swedish mobile network operators. The organisation now has published an update report examining how the operators have dealt with the shortcomings identified in the previous evaluation and also examines the new challenges that have emerged since.

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