The Electronics Watch Advisory Group begins work!
We are happy to announce that the Electronics Watch Advisory Group is now officially in existence! This international group is going to advise on the creation of the world's first independent labour rights monitoring organisation in the global electronics industry.
The advisory group is made up of 3 blocks:
Block 1. Public sector buyers with an interest in ethical procurement, labour rights or electronics will advise us on operational, legal and all other aspects of the new organisation
Block 2. NGOs, trade unions and academic labour rights experts who have a deep commitment and interest in electronics, labour rights and other human rights, monitoring and compliance initiatives or a combination of these things.
Block 3. Representatives of labour rights CSOs from the regions of electronics production, who share our view that exposing and reforming labour and other human rights abuses through independent monitoring and the use of public sector financial leverage is of benefit to their members and communities.
The advisory group will play an important role in the finalisation of the model and governance of the organisation, the methodology for monitoring, and the selection of the trustees.
Electronics Watch is extremely lucky to count on the expert input of these organisations and individuals, and would like to thank them in advance for their time and energy, especially during these vital first phases of development.
Advisory group membership is by no means closed – if you think you should be participating in one of the three blocks please get in touch.