The North West Universities Purchasing Consortium has become the third UK Universities Purchasing Consortium to affiliate to Electronics Watch on behalf of all (32) member organisations, and the eighth consortium in Europe.
Independent Monitoring for Public Procurement
Do you want a quick glimpse of Electronics Watch progress and impact? Check out our 2018 Annual Report. Highlights include verified improvements in factories on issues from forced labour to health and safety, strengthened worker voice by taking action on worker complaints, an increase in affiliations from 85 to 305 and the launch of the Public Buyer Toolkit including updated Contract Conditions for affiliates.
Two days prior to the public release of the Economic Rights Institute and Electronics Watch study on the link between employment conditions and employee suicide in China's electronics industry, the Responsible Business Alliance announced a new initiative to improve "worker well-being" in manufacturing supply chains in Asia. While this is a visibly larger investment in quality of life issues than previous industry efforts, the ERI and Electronics Watch urge the industry not to lose sight of the link between these issues, the risk of suicide, and employment conditions.
The mission of Electronics Watch is to help public sector organisations work together, and collaborate with civil society monitors in production regions, to protect the rights of workers in their electronics supply chains.