Since our founding in 2005, Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) has been concerned about the labour conditions of Disney’s supplier factories in China. Our [...]
The phrase, “a world without strangers”, implies a world where neither nationalities, class, ethnicity nor gender divide people. It is a utopia that everyone wishes for. For Giordano, this widely held ideal is one of the primary ideas behind its marketing image. The phrase is meant to be consistent with the simplicity and modesty of Giordano clothing and also gives people a sense of familiarity. The phrase is familiar with Hong Kong shoppers, and its popularity contributed to the quick rise and development of the Giordano name. The publicly traded firm, Giordano, is a model of a successful, domestic Hong Kong clothing line.
However, it turns out that this ideal of “a world without strangers” is merely a marketing strategy, and in [...]
June, Bread for All, SACOM
The one year follow up report on working conditions in China’s electronic hardware sector by SACOM and Bread for All has not yet yielded substantial responses from the industry. The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) has submitted a response, which however fails to deal with the main question, that is the gap between paper policies and implementation on the ground. The Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) has not yet given a reaction. Dell has promised to undertake a study on the three surveyed Lite-On Facilities in China, to be released within 90 days after the publication of the report, which means by August 2008. Other companies whose suppliers were surveyed have not given any feedback, despite being [...]
“High Tech – No Rights? ” A One Year Follow Up Report on the Working Conditions in the Electronics Hardware Sector in China
A year after the launch of the “High Tech – No Rights?” campaign, Bread for All, the Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund, and Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) publish a new study on working conditions in the factories where our computers are made. Download the full report here.
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An den Arbeitsbedingungen in den chinesischen Fabriken hat sich noch nicht viel verändert. Die Kunden und Investoren im Westen müssten Druck machen.
Wu Ying sagt, sie sei zufrieden. Vor ein paar Wochen hat ihr Team einen neuen Schichtleiter bekommen, einen netten Mann, sie müssen jetzt nicht mehr so oft Überstunden machen. Und gerade hat sie einen Bonus bekommen, weil sie drei
Monate keine Fehler gemacht hatte: 60 Yuan, fast neun Franken. «Da war ich sehr glücklich», sagt sie.