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Good working conditions

We believe that the people working in the electronics industry should have a decent life with sufficient income, a voice in their own workplace and that their safety should be protected.

We work closely with selected suppliers to assess the current situation, uncover the underlying issues and take a collaborative approach to improvement.

Why are we doing this?

The majority of the world’s smartphones are manufactured in China, but the country’s fast, affordable production comes at the cost of workers.
We want to improve job satisfaction and working conditions in the heart of the electronics sector, including health and safety, worker representation and working hours.

Our approach

To make a lasting impact, we want to go beyond the traditional compliance model. Working together with a variety of production partners, labor rights experts and NGOs, we’re developing innovative programs to improve worker satisfaction and representation, and to open the lines of communication between workers and management. Furthermore, we are an active member of the Clean Electronics Production Network (CEPN). This is a multi-stakeholder initiative with the goal to move the electronics industry towards zero exposure of workers to toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process.

Featured projects (EN)

  • Introducing our partner Arima

    Arima understands our values and supports our ambition to increase sustainability from product design through the entire life cycle.

    Read all about it
  • Better for employees, better for business

    Worker satisfaction starts with talking to factory employees. We're working on a scalable model for future partnerships.

    Learn more
  • Sourcing responsible gold in Uganda

    Partnering up for progress: We've entered into a five-year partnership to support a more responsible approach to gold sourcing.

    Check out the project

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