Contracting for Change

Electronics Watch allows public buyers to detect problems workers do not usually report to social auditors, remedy problems in a timely manner, and address systemic issues over time.  Our international network of local monitoring partners provides public buyers with eyes and ears on the ground in electronics production regions and creates an unparalleled capacity to follow up on contractual labour and safety standards in electronics supply chains. Public buyer collaboration within and across countries creates the strength and leverage to address issues such as forced labour and health and safety hazards and improve conditions for workers.

Which products do we cover?

Electronics Watch focuses on monitoring electronics supply chains from component through the final assembly and manufacturing of finished ICT equipment including:

  • Desktop computers, portable computers, work stations, tablets, and thin clients
  • Display screens and monitors
  • Input peripherals, including mouse, keyboard, joystick, cables, and headsets
  • Scanners, printers, fax machines, copiers, and combination units
  • Enterprise ICT including switches, routers, high performance computing (HPC), servers and storage systems
  • Smart phones and IP telephones

Are you interested in monitoring other types of electronic products?  We are happy to discuss a pilot program with you.

Thanks to the Make ICT Fair Project, Electronics Watch will also develop capacity to address mining issues in electronics supply chains.