Electronics Watch holds an annual conference in December each year. This is the only conference in Europe that focuses on connecting leading practitioners of socially responsible public procurement with labour rights monitoring partners from electronics production regions globally. Public buyers hear directly from these monitors about workers' experiences and conditions in their own supply chains. This immediate connection to the reality on the ground is vital to improving social responsibility in supply chains and to making a difference for workers and their communities.
Meeting face to face is important to build the relationships we need to achieve the most impact for workers. In order to ensure our core constituents continue to have equal access to this opportunity, in 2020 and 2021 we have replaced it with a virtual summit. We are hopeful that by 2022 we will be able to discuss in person once again!