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Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
15/06/2017
(Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Companies in the semiconductor industry accussed of outsourcing chip manufacture using the highly toxic chemicals "ethylene glycol ethers", or EGEs in South Korea after 1995, when such substances were banned in their domicile for causing diseases such as cancer, miscarriages, leukemia, infertility and others.  South KoreaBloombergFraud, Injuries & Diseases, Negligence, Occupational Hazard
22/06/2016Dongguan Chenming Electronic Company Ltd
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Worker died of heart attack which came from excessive overtime, fellow worker claims; workers had to work over a month without even a day off; they may be required to work overtime all night.  Dongguan, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Excessive Work Hours
22/06/2016Dongguan Chenming Electronic Company Ltd
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Labor concerns at factory (about 3,500 workers) manufacturing parts of electronic products: the factory does not strictly adhere to the terms of the employment contract; 12-13.5 daily work shifts; some shifts last up to 15 hours; workers must go 3 months without a single day off; forced labor is present at the factory; monthly wage is 2000 RMB (308USD); workers are not given any fire safety training; some reported injuries.Dongguan, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Labor, Forced Overtime, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
05/10/2015Wistron Corporation
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Tens of thousands of Chinese students are forced to work as interns in the assembly lines of IT factories. Many of them cannot quit or they will not graduate.Zhongshan, Guangdong, ChinaDANWATCHExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime
14/05/2015Hangzhou Ligao Travel Products (League)
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
34-year old worker poisoned by n-hexane chemical at factory producing computer cases, luggage, and other bags. The worker toiled for over 60 hours/week.ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
04/09/2014Catcher Technology
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Two investigations throughout 2013-2014 find labor violations including: excessive overtime nearly 100 hours/month, hazardous waste poured into a nearby river, unsafe working environment. Catcher workers have "suffered skin and eye irritation, and are at risk for more serious health problems" making tablet computers, smartphones and laptops.Suqian, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Inspection Fraud, Occupational Hazard, Pollution, Union Repression, Unpaid Insurance, Unpaid Overtime
31/12/2013
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01/08/2013
Quanta Computer
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Investigation reveals 15 sets of labor violations at electronics factory; more than $1.8 million in monthly unpaid overtime; 12-hour daily shifts, 6-7 days/week; mandatory overtime; hours more than two times in excess of statutory limits.Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
29/07/2013
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01/03/2013
AVY Precision Technology Ltd.
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Labor violations at factory (3,000 employees) manufacturing exterior computer parts: forced labor; ID's withheld for 3-14 days preventing workers from leaving the factory; hiring discrimination over age groups (above 35 years old) and workers with tattoos; discrimination against pregnant women;  insufficient training procedure; 12 hour daily shifts (~136 hours monthly overtime); work 20- 31  days month; unpaid 14 hours of monthly overtime; mandatory overtime; base wage cannot meet basic needs ($240.95); workers rely on overtime; 80% of employees work while standing; factory disposes cutting solution to sewage system; chemical hazard; injuries; dispatch workers don't recieve social insurance; worker harassement and scolding if quota isn't met.Suzhou, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Labor, Forced Overtime, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Pollution, Unpaid Insurance, Unpaid Overtime
31/08/2012
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01/05/2012

(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Labor violations at SDI Mobile factory (3500 workers) producing mobile displays: workers reach up to 186 hours of overtime during peak season; overtime is forced; serious gender and age discrimination; insulting and beating up of workers; hiring workers under 18 years of age; some workers receive wages below the legal minimum.  Xiqing, Tianjin, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Beatings & Violence, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
Catcher Technology
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Labor concerns at factory (~14,000 workers) manufacturing components for laptops, digital cameras, and mobile devices: age discrimination upon hiring (16 - 30 years old); use of student labor (as low as 16); 12 hour daily shifts; during peak season (April to December), workers get at most two days a month and may not have a single day off for an entire month; verbally abusive management; the simple face masks that the factory provides do not effectively prevent workers from inhaling metal dust; a thick layer of metal particles was evident under workers’ nostrils; safety training to new workers nor do they inform workers of the inherent risks of their occupations; workers need to work overtime to make ends meet; average monthly salary  is approximately 2,900 RMB (≈$460).  Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
RiTeng Computer Accessory Co., Ltd.
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Labor issues at (3) factory plants (~20,000 workers) specializing in producing cases for consumer electronic equipment: 11-12 hour daily shifts, 6 days/week on average; work 7 days/week during peak production (as many as 31 days/month); workers may not have a day off for months at a time; work may reach as many as 18 hours/day; verbally abusive management; dangerous working environment; very poor quality safety equipment, factory switches to better only during customer visit or audit; hundreds student workers aged as low as 16 year old; workers have to take overtime in order to make ends meet (base salary 1,280 RMB ≈$203).    Songjiang, Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Excessive Work Hours, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
AVY Precision Technology Ltd.
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Labor violations at factory (~5,000 workers) producing parts for consumer electronics: age discrimination upon hiring (16 - 35 years old); use of chlid labor (as low as 16); 12 hour daily shifts; workers have one day  off/month during off season; during peak season they have 1 day off every two months (143 - 154 hours monthly overtime); 24 hour shift when workers switch from morning to evening shift; local minimum wage pay; overtime required to cover living costs; overall average wage 3,000 RMB (≈$476); verbally abusive managers; poor air quality and toxic chemical exposure; reported injury burns.Suzhou, Xiangchen, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
31/05/2011
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01/05/2011
Flextronics Ltd., Co.
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
During peak season (June-October), workers must work 10.5 hours daily, 7 days/week. Working hours exceed 310 hours per month, including 130 hours of overtime. A 23-year-old male worker was recently killed in the warehouse when a vehicle loaded with products backed into him.Zhuhai, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
31/05/2011
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01/04/2011
MSI Computer Co., Ltd
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Very low wages. If production quota is not met workers must work unpaid additional overtime. Excessive workhours - 12hours/day. During peak season, there are only 1 to 2 days of rest each month. Talking is strictly forbidden. If managers discover mistakes, they verbally abuse workers. In certain departments, workers must stand for their entire shift. Evening shift workers show exhaustion and significant health deterioration.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Unpaid Overtime
31/05/2011
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01/05/2011
TE Connectivity
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Significantly low wages, and production quotas which if not reached workers must toil additional hours without overtime pay assembling wires.Dongguan, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchDiscrimination, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Unpaid Overtime
31/05/2011
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01/03/2011
Hongkai Electronic Technology
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
11-12 work hours each day, for 30 days each month - monthly overtime exceeding 142 hours - during peak season (September - November). If workers do not work overtime, they won't get a living wage. Malfunctioning machines lead in the past to over 8 major accidents resulting in life-long disabilities. Work pace is fast, no time to use the bathroom. Managers speak harshly and crudely to workers.  Huangjiang, Dongguang, China China Labor WatchAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Injuries & Diseases, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
31/05/2011
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01/04/2011
Compal Electronics Technology
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Low wages and 10 hour work time, including mandatory overtime manufacturing electronic devices. If production quotas are not met, additional mandatory overtime is in order. Poor working environment with no ventilation, no free masks, extremely loud noises and skin radiation.kunsham, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchDiscrimination, Forced Overtime, Inspection Fraud, Occupational Hazard
30/04/2011Foxconn Technology Group
(Suppliers Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Routine excessive overtime, public humiliations, poor health conditions and crowded dormitories revealed in 3 Foxconn plants in report by two NGOs.Shenzhen, Chengdu, and Chongqing, ChinaSOMOAbusive Management, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
30/04/2011
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01/04/2011
Catcher Technology
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
10.5 working hours per day, 7 days/week regardless of peak or off season. Workers are being scolded, if being slow. At times physical abuse is in order. Workers complain of strong toxic odors, when manufacturing mobile phones and cameras.Suzhou, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Beatings & Violence, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Occupational Hazard
31/03/2011
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01/03/2011
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Workload of 10 hours/day and six days/week for workers in electronics factory.Kunshan, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchDiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours
31/03/2011
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01/03/2011
Quanta Computer
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
~1/3 of factory's workforce is below 18 years of age, 140 hours/month overtime with one or two days of rest every month at peak seasons.Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchChild Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Occupational Hazard
07/02/2011
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01/12/2010
MSI Computer Co., Ltd
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Workers at electronics factory endure: Only 1-2 days of rest each month during peak season; 12+ hours/day, 6-7-day work week; working hour wage is $0.94/hr; blatant discrimination against male workers and older workers; workers not allowed to talk and go to the bathroom during production.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor Watch, (2)Abusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Unpaid Overtime
09/10/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Research at electronics factory (~900.000 workers) suggests: "militaristic" work culture; exploitation of interns; forced overtime; 83.2 hours of average monthly overtime (twice the Chinese legal maximum); 10 hours or more daily work shifts for interns.ChinaReuters, China Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Occupational Hazard
30/09/2010
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01/06/2010
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Not acceptable labor conditions at 5 Foxconn factories: 10 hour standing shifts for most workers; majority works 270 hours on a monthly basis; low wages (from $0.66/hour to $1.00/hour); productions errors are treated with castigation, verbal rebuke and physical abuse.Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Beatings & Violence, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage
04/08/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
22-year-old female worker at electronics components factory found dead after falling from a high building.Jiangsu, ChinaBBCDeaths
27/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Employee (25 years of age) attempted to kill himself by cutting his wrists, but survived after medical attention.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaThe Times, BBC, China Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
27/05/2010
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01/01/2010
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
13 suicides from the beginning of the year have been recorded at digital products factory (~820,000 workers); 10 deaths; 3 failed attempts. Many workers suffer from excessive stress and exhaustion,  caused by military-style rigor, repetitive work and long hours over the legal minimum. Worker wages (900 RMB per month) is deemed insufficient to cover basic living expenses in their home city, and thus workers have no choice but to work massive amounts of overtime.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaBBC, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, China Labor WatchAbusive Management, Deaths, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Suicides
26/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
23-year-old factory worker dies by jumping from 7th floor dormitory balcony.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaBBC, China Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
22/05/2010
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01/04/2010
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Foxconn claims at least 30 possible suicide attempts have been forestalled within two months.ChinaAsia TimesSuicides
14/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
21-year-old Foxconn employee jumps from 7th floor dormitory building to his death.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaGlobal TimesDeaths, Suicides
23/01/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
19 year-old worker (Ma Xiangqian) at factory producing electronics leaped from high floor to his death. The month before his death he worked 286 hours (including 112 hours overtime, three times the legal limit), and got paid ~$1 per hour.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaThe New York TimesDeaths, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Suicides
01/07/2009
(Suppliers Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Report reveals that suppliers of computer components in the Philippines violated labour laws and codes of conduct of computer brands.PhilippinesSOMOAbusive Management, Beatings & Violence, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
31/07/2007
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01/06/2006

(Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Outsourcing and labour rights violations, constant work instability, unsafe practices, exposure to toxic materials and work related illnesses, and sexual harassment revealed by yearly report on labour conditions in Mexico.MexicoCEREALAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard, Sexual Harassment
18/06/2007Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
19-year-old Foxconn employee hangs himself in company bathroom.ChinaProject GutenbergDeaths, Suicides
15/02/2007GP Battery International Ltd.
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Two cases of Cadmium intoxication and two of Cadmium poisoning found among 177 workers manufacturing primary and rechargeable batteries. At least 3 young female workers also died from kidney-related diseases.Huizhou, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
01/02/2007Fujitsu
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Labor violations at factory (about 4,000 employees)producing hard disk drives: wage discrimination against contract workers; discrimination over pregnant women; workers feel forced to earn overtime income to cover basic needs; 10-12 hour daily shifts, 6-7 days/week; compulsury overtime.Navanakorn Industrial Estate, ThailandSOMODiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Union Repression
01/02/2007Astec Power Phil. Inc.
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Labor concerns at factory (4,000 employees) manufacturing HDD materials: 4 hours daily overtime; 12 daily shifts, 6 days/week; 7 days/week during peak season (72-84 hours/week); compulsury overtime; wages insufficient to cover living costs; discrimination over contract workers; frequent small accidents.Cavite, PhilippinesSOMODiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
01/02/2007Delta Electronics (Thailand) Public Company Limited
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Labor concerns at factory (about 12,000 employees) manufacturing electronic components: contract workers discriminated vis-à-vis regular workers; wages not sufficient to cover living expenditures; LCD workers solder lead and inhale the smoke; accident reported in 2001 were 6 people died after building collapse.ThailandSOMODeaths, Discrimination, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
01/02/2007CKL Electronics Co. Ltd.
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Labor concerns at electronics factory (850 workers): wages not enough to cover living expenditures; compuslory overtime between January-June; work over 60 hours/week; sometimes during peak season workers do two shifts (24 hours a day in total); exposure to hazardous chamicals with insufficient safety equipment; coughing and irritated skin; at least two cases have been found of workers having poisonous chemicals in their blood; frequent factory fires with insufficient fire protection.ThailandSOMOExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
01/02/2007Western Digital
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Labor violations at HDD factory (8,000 employees): wage discrimination over agency workers; discrimination over pregnant women; workers state wages are not enogh to cover living costs; 12 hour daily shifts; 7 days/week during peak season (10 months/year); compulsury overtime; industrial hygiene concerns.Navanakorn Industrial Estate, ThailandSOMODiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
30/11/2006
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01/11/2006

(Suppliers Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
An investigation of 13 Shenzhen electronics factories producing components for many well-known brand names found widespread labour abuses.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaBusiness & Human Rights Resource CenterChild Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
18/09/2006Hewlett-Packard (HP)Laboratory tests reveal high levels of toxic chemical decaBDE in HP laptops, despite HP claims of having removed decaBDE from its products years ago.DenmarkGreenpeaceConsumer Deception, Negligence
01/12/2005Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Low wages and long work hours in Chinese company supplying
motherboards, enclosures, coolers, etc; workers complain over not having a single day off for months; most worker wages are insufficient to cover living expenses.
Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaSOMOExcessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage
23/05/2005
(Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Greenpeace accuses major electronics companies for using unrecyclable and toxic materials in their products causing pollution and health hazards in poor Asian countries where electronics are discarded.  India and ChinaGreenpeace, (2)Negligence, Pollution