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2016 Jan 4

Major Public Transport Organisation Joins Electronics Watch

Transport for London (TfL) has become the first public transport organisation to affiliate to Electronics Watch, providing €60,000 a year to fund long-term monitoring and improvement of factories, and gain access to intelligence from Electronics Watch partnerships with monitoring organisations based in the areas of electronics production used by the public sector. TfL already has a strict ethical procurement process in place to encourage and support its suppliers to provide good and fair working conditions.

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2015 Dec 21

The University of Barcelona – committed to improving workers’ rights in the global electronics sector

The University of Barcelona will become the first public institution of Spain to join Electronics Watch. The ​public higher education institution invests substantially in electronic equipment such as desktops, laptops and other electronic devices. Now, in this collaboration with Electronics Watch and the rest of the European affiliates, the University of Barcelona will use its purchasing power to have a real impact on working conditions in the global electronics sector.

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2015 Oct 28

University of Leicester joins growing number of European public institutions to work towards better labour conditions for workers

The University of Leicester has affiliated to Electronics Watch, joining a growing number of public bodies who share concerns over poor labour standards in the ICT supply chain. By joining Electronics Watch, The University of Leicester are pushing for better conditions for workers in the supply chains of the brands it has contracts with, and support monitoring of the factories they use.

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2015 Jun 11

Utrecht sets example for other European cities by affiliating to Electronics Watch

Following an initiative by the Green Party ('GroenLinks'), Utrecht's municipal council has decided to affiliate to Electronics Watch. The municipality is walking in the footsteps of other European public purchasers who have rallied forces to stimulate structural improvements among their suppliers of electronics. Utrecht is the first municipality to affiliate to Electronics Watch. The city's university hospital UMC Utrecht has already affiliated.

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