Lenovo

Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
05/10/2015Wistron Corporation
(Supplier Of Lenovo)
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
04/09/2014Catcher Technology
(Supplier Of Lenovo)
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
28/08/2014HEG Technology Co., Ltd
(Supplier Of Lenovo)
117 children working at the factory (10 of them being below 16); exhaustive 12 hour daily shifts on their feet, including compulsory overtime reaching to 4-5 hours.Chenjiang, Huizhou, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchChild Labor, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Unpaid Wages
30/11/2012
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01/10/2012
Chitwing Mould Industry (Dongguan) Co., Ltd
(Supplier Of Lenovo)
Egregious violations at factory (5.000 workers) manufacturing cell phone covers: workers consistently working over 220 hours of overtime for the past few months (six times the 36 hour overtime legal limit); minimum daily factory stay is 12 hours; 14-15 hour work days; some work for 16 hours/day; base salary (1100 RMB -$176); workers dependent on overtime to make a living-wage; 200 student workers in the summer.  Dongguan, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchChild Labor, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Unpaid Overtime, Unpaid Wages
31/08/2012
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01/05/2012

(Supplier Of Lenovo)
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
31/05/2011
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01/04/2011
Compal Electronics Technology
(Supplier Of Lenovo)
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
31/03/2011
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01/03/2011
Quanta Computer
(Supplier Of Lenovo)
~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
01/07/2009
(Suppliers Of Lenovo)
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
28/08/2008Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Lenovo)
Labor violations in factory manufacturing disks and electronics; low wages 750 (RMB); overtime is necessary to make ends meet; ten hours daily shifts for college interns; 11-12 hour shifts for regular workers; regular workers have one rest day every two weeks; when in need, production allows only one day off/month.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage
31/07/2007
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01/06/2006

(Lenovo)
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
01/02/2007Western Digital
(Supplier Of Lenovo)
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
01/02/2007Shenzhen Yonghong
(Supplier Of Lenovo)
Labor violations at electronics manufacturer: over 200 children workers hired under the age of 16; required to work 1.5 hours daily without pay; normal work 13 hours/day for 30 days (390 hours/month); more than 400 hours/month during peak seasons, 60 of those without pay; no gloves, masks and proper ergonomics in workplace; hand, eye and other bodily injuries.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaSOMOExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Insurance, Unpaid Overtime, Unpaid Wages
30/11/2006
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01/11/2006

(Suppliers Of Lenovo)
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
01/12/2005Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Lenovo)
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