2023 February 13

Welcome, New Affiliates!

Electronics Watch is delighted to welcome new affiliates, Crown Commercial Service, UK, the City of Malmö, Sweden, and Griffith and Sydney Universities in Australia, where we now have five affiliated Universities.

Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is the largest public sector procurement organisation in the UK,  managing frameworks with procurements of around £12 billion spend each year. In 2018-2019, CCS and Electronics Watch collaborated on a project to analyse, detect and mitigate the risk of modern slavery in the hardware supply chain through resellers and hardware suppliers. Now, as an affiliate to Electronics Watch, this work will be rolled out to other technology framework agreements with a risk of modern slavery.

"Crown Commercial Service is passionate about supply chain transparency and integrity and committed to supporting customers in eliminating Modern Slavery within their supply chains. Working with an independent monitoring organisation will support collaboration with other domestic and foreign public sector buyers and enable a greater depth of insight than can be achieved alone. Electronics Watch shares our mission and values and we look forward to working with them." - Andrew Gowanlock, Commercial Lead - Technology Products/Services, CCS

The City of Malmö

"The City of Malmö is happy to become an affiliate of Electronics Watch, since we believe that the way towards increased insight and control of our supply chains of ICT equipment is through collaboration and cooperation.” - Gabriella Manieri, Head of Procurement, City of Malmö

Griffith University

“As an affiliate of Electronics Watch, Griffith University will be able to gain greater transparency in its ICT supply chains and collaborate with like-minded organisations to effect systemic, long-lasting changes in the livelihoods of electronics workers worldwide.” - Daria Toschi, Senior Category Manager – Modern Slavery, Griffith University.

The University of Sydney

“The University of Sydney is delighted to join Electronics Watch as an Affiliate. The global and complex nature of modern slavery means a truly collective and collaborative effort is needed to end modern slavery once and for all. We look forward to working collaboratively with Electronics Watch to better understand and address the risks of modern slavery in our value chain”. - Esty Marcu, Director Modern Slavery Unit, The University of Sydney.