The Challenge

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Electronics Challenge
People from 40 countries have endorsed The Challenge
Country Endorsement
Endorsers of the Challenge
Number of Individuals
Over 200 civil society groups from 40 countries across the globe are challenging the electronics industry to improve their act on chemicals management during production
Number of Organizations
Number of Countries
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Illness and death among workers
Thousands of young people in China enter export factories to make the West's favorite electronic gadgets, only to find they have contracted occupational diseases or worse, leukemia, by the age of 25.
The Human Cost of Electronics
It’s astonishing that the most technically savvy companies in the world, whose names are on our electronics, say they still don’t know all of the materials used in their own products
Ted Smith
Pauline Overeem
These corporate audits don’t uncover chemical exposures and other labour rights violations all the way down the supply chain
Good Electronics Network
International Campaign for Responsible Technology
The Challenge
The Challenge emphasises the importance of:
substitution of hazardous chemicals
protection of workers
freedom of association
participation of workers
environmental protection
compensation of workers, communities and the environment
In January 2015, the International Campaign for Responsible Technology (ICRT) and the GoodElectronics Network and a array of expert allies came together to discuss the hazards of the current irresponsible use of chemicals in the global electronics supply chain.
Electronics Challenge