2017 Jan 24

Electronics Watch Affiliate Meeting and Modern Slavery Symposium Attract a Full House

Thirteen Electronics Watch affiliate representatives joined an inspiring two days of events focusing on forced labour in global supply chains at the University of Greenwich in London, December 2016.   The affiliate meeting on day one provided an opportunity for affiliates to meet representatives of Electronics Watch monitoring organisations from four regions of the world, and learn about monitoring methodology and the key issues they are uncovering.  Affiliates and monitors also met the Board of Trustees and shared valuable perspectives on their priorities for Electronics Watch in 2017. On day two, four affiliates were featured as presenters at the Greenwich Symposium on Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Human Rights Risks in Global Supply Chains: Roles and Responsibilities of Public Buyers.

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2017 Jan 20

New year, new affiliates! Electronics Watch celebrates its first full consortium affiliation, and tenth UK University.

Electronics Watch has started 2017 with another exciting milestone, announcing its first full consortium membership, Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC), the purchasing consortium for Scotland's Universities and Colleges. All of APUC's 44 higher and further educational institutions have become Consortium Affiliates of Electronics Watch through APUC.  This is the first time a whole sector of public bodies in a country has affiliated, and demonstrates the push within the sector in Scotland to achieve a transparent and fair supply chain for the products they purchase.

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