The makeITfair project has established a set of priorities for its three-year programme to make the electronics industry fairer for workers everywhere. By focusing on these priorities from 2010 to 2012, makeITfair is driving forward a powerful agenda for change that will help to improve human rights, workers’ rights and sound environmental practices in the product life cycle of consumer electronics around the globe.
It’s not just the electronics companies that can make big changes. Consumers and especially big purchasers − including public procurers and large retailers such as network providers − can also make a big difference.
makeITfair’s priorities for electronics companies
makeitfair’s list of principles specifically on the extractive phase of the Electronics supply chain
The makeITfair list of principles is the culmination of the first year of research, meetings and dialogues regarding the extractives phase of the supply chain of consumer electronics. This list identifies a number of social, environmental and labour issues that require immediate attention, offers a number of sustainable solutions, and suggests a number of practical actions that can be taken by electronics companies. The list was sent on the 2nd of April 2008 to all Electronic Companies.
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