Publications

Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry

Source: Ted Smith, David A. Sonnenfeld, and David Naguib Pellow

At first glance, this is an oft-told tale well told once more. The twenty-five essays set forth in CHALLENGING THE CHIP chronicle and analyze how the rise of the consumer electronics industry has been accomplished by means of the brutal exploitation of the people who work in its factories and live in communities where its environmental effects are later felt.

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Inclusion of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in the Formal Financial Sector is Crucial to Tackle Current Malpractices in the Gold Industry

Source: Solidaridad Network

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) suffers from a dubious reputation among micro-credit financiers, impact investors and the private sector worldwide. There is a persistent perception that investing in and financing of ASGM comes with a high level of risk. However, this perception is only part of the story.

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Chemical Challenge

Source: Good Electronics, ICRT

The GoodElectronics Network and the International Campaign for Responsible Technology (ICRT) have issued a challenge to the electronics industry to adopt safer and more sustainable manufacturing practices with a focus on responsible chemical management.

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Meeting the Challenge

Detailed Recommendations for Implementation of the Challenge to the Electronics Industry: Adopt Safer and More Sustainable Products and Practices, and Eliminate Hazardous Chemicals, Exposures and Discharges

Source: Good Electronics, ICRT

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Overview of Challenging the Chip

Source: ICRT, Wikipedia, Temple University Press

Challenging the Chip is a 2006 book on “labor rights and environmental justice in the global electronics industry”. It is published by Temple University Press, Philadelphia. In three parts, the book looks at global electronics, environmental justice and labor rights, and electronic waste and extended producer responsibility.

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Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry

Source: ICRT

The release of Al Gore’s documentary in 2006 has sparked a revitalized interest in environmental problems facing our country and the world. Among the most critical is electronics manufacturing pollution and “e-waste” which The Wall Street Journal has called “the world’s fastest growing and potentially most dangerous waste problem.”

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Korean Court in the Samsung Leukemia Cases

23 June 2011, Seoul Administrative Court Division 14 Ruling

Source: Seoul Administrative Court

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Preface to Korean edition of “Challenging the chip”

Source: Amanda Hawes, ICRT

When “Challenging the Chip: Labor rights and environmental justice” was first published in 2006, we were unaware of the important struggles going on in Korea, recently brought to our attention through the inspired organizing efforts of SHARPS (Supporters for Health And Right of People in Semiconductor industry).

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A Challenge to the Global Electronics Industry to Adopt Safer and More Sustainable Products and Practices, and Eliminate Hazardous Chemicals, Exposures and Discharges

Source: Good Electronics, ICRT, and more

The International Campaign for Responsible Technology (ICRT), the GoodElectronics Network,
and their allies, are challenging electronics brands, manufacturers, and suppliers to proactively reduce and eliminate chemical and physical hazards through the development and adoption of safer alternatives

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