Do you know where your computer came from? Most likely not. Parts are manufactured and assembled all over the world, and labor protections are hard to identify and track. ILRF has also done research and campaigning on the substances such as coltan that is used in every cell phone and computer.
This year is the 5th anniversary of the formation of the electronics industry code of conduct. The Mexican Electronic Industry National Workers Coalition led by CEREAL is speaking out against corporations that still violate basic labor rights in their manufacturing plants. Two other organizations that are leaders in the movement to hold the electronics industry accountable: makeITfair which is sponsored by the Dutch labor union SOMO has published many hard hitting reports on the lagging electronics industry and GoodElectronics Network that works to contribute to human rights and sustainability in the global electronics sector.