Policy briefs

    Electronics Watch Policy Brief #3: The Climate Crisis and the Electronics Industry: Labour Rights, Environmental Sustainability and the Role of Public Procurement

    The Electronics Watch Policy Briefs offer insights and ideas on issues related to socially responsible and sustainable public procurement based on Electronics Watch's perspective as a labour rights monitoring organisation that places workers at the centre of its activities. "The Climate Crisis and the Electronics Industry" argues that social and environmental risks in electronics supply chains cannot be separated and that sustainable improvements will only be possible if production is taken into focus. It suggests an approach for public procurement that uses the full innovation opportunities included in the EU Directive 2014/24/EU, driving market innovations by facilitating production systems that are based on full respect for the rights of workers and environmental protections.

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    Electronics Watch Policy Brief #2: Worker Voices: From Talk to Action

    The Electronics Watch Policy Briefs offer insights and ideas on issues related to socially responsible and sustainable public procurement based on Electronics Watch's perspective as a labour rights monitoring organisation that places workers at the centre of its activities. "Worker Voices" suggests that workers should have the security and resources to engage in meaningful dialogue with employers and buyers to call attention to problems, contribute to solutions, and help improve working conditions.  Achieving this goal requires imaginative reconceptualization of the organisation of production, measures far beyond social audits or mobile "worker voice" applications.

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    Electronics Watch Policy Brief #1: Worker-Driven Transparency

    The Electronics Watch Policy Briefs offer insights and ideas on issues related to socially responsible and sustainable public procurement based on Electronics Watch’s perspective as a labour rights monitoring organisation that places workers at the centre of its activities. "Worker-driven supply chain transparency" moves beyond initiatives aimed at mitigating reputational risk and shifts perspective from consumers to workers. From workers' perspective transparency is about bringing them to the table as equals, sharing the information and providing the resources they need to ensure their safety and protect their rights.

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