Covid-19 tools by Electronics Watch

    The Impact of Covid-19 on Electronics: from mining, to manufacturing and public procurement, June 2020

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    This webinar takes you behind the headlines of the Corona crisis to shine a spotlight on the impact on workers in different parts of the electronics supply chain, from miners and mining communities in Latin America to manufacturing workers across Asia. We will take you from the struggles of workers to the challenges public buyers face in Europe and how they are trying to engage their ICT supply chains to protect workers' rights and safety. The webinar features four experts on these topics:  Charlotte Christiaens (CATAPA, Belgium), Kim Thi Thu Ha (Center for Development and Integration, Vietnam), Mike Kilner (London Universities Purchasing Consortium, UK) and Omana George (Electronics Watch, Hong Kong).

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    Human Rights Due Diligence and Covid-19 - Assessment of Public Buyers’ ICT Supply Chains

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    This assessment tool supports public buyers in their efforts to ensure human rights due diligence in their supply chains in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The tool consists of questions public buyers can pose to their suppliers about occupational health and safety, labour rights, and other supply chain issues that Covid-19 impact. Public buyers can use the tool as a self-assessment questionnaire for suppliers and/or a guidance for human rights due diligence.

    Also available in Spanish


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    Protecting Chinese Workers’ Rights During the 2020 Epidemic: Guidance for Public Buyers

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    The new, flu-like virus first observed in China is now a worldwide epidemic with serious consequences and risks for workers' rights. The epidemic's effects will extend well beyond the risk of people becoming ill. Limits on people's mobility will obstruct their return to work, resulting in a loss of income for everyone involved.  People will struggle with the restrictive environment of monitoring and quarantining. Electronics Watch and the Economic Rights Institute has released guidance for public buyers to help protect the rights of workers in their supply chains affected by the epidemic.

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