LG

Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
15/06/2017
(LG)
Study of 38,000 female medical records (between 2007-2012) working in three companies producing microchips found significantly elevated miscarriage rates most likely caused by factory use of highly toxic substances - ethylene glycol ethers - throughout the 1990s and 2000s.South KoreaBloombergInjuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
02/02/2017
(LG)
Companies accused of misrepresenting energy efficiency of large-screen sets. TV's performed far better during short government tests than they did the rest of the time. Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) and America’s Department of Energy (DoE) have conducted efficiency tests of their own that have turned up big inconsistencies.United StatesThe Economist, Natural Resources Defence CouncilConsumer Deception, Fraud, Pollution
17/02/2016
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01/01/2015

(Supplier Of LG)
Report exposes occupational hazard and other violations at factories manufacturing cell phone parts: use of toxic substance methanol; inadequate health and safety training on the dangers of methanol; personal protective equipment not provided which led to exposure to workers' eyes, skin and respiratory system; at least 6 workers developed acute methanol poisoning; eye sight loss and brain damage; 12 hour daily shifts; in busy season take a day-off/month; temporary workers often not registered for social insurance.South KoreaSolidarity for Worker's Health, Korean Lawyers for Public Interest and Human Rights, Korean House for International SolidarityExcessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Insurance
31/07/2012
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01/06/2012
HEG Technology Co., Ltd
(Supplier Of LG)
Violations at factory (2.000 employees) producing mobile phones, mp3s, DVDs, etc:Research indicates student workers amount to 80% of the factory workforce; approximately 50-100 children working; youngest worker spotted was 14 years old; low wages for children, 70% less than formal employees; discrimination based on sex and age; 11 hours daily work shifts (including 3-5 hours of forced overtime).Huizhou, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchChild Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
26/12/2011LG8,000 workers strike at LG Display factory, protesting racial discrimination in year-end bonuses which privileged Korean over Chinese workers. Workers also held other grievances over issues such as excessive work hours.Nanjing, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchDiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours
22/11/2011Jingmo Electronics Corporation
(Supplier Of LG)
1,000 workers stage strike at factory producing keyboards, owing to unreasonable overtime demands (17-19 hours overall factory stay), worker abuse and bullying by managers, among other grievances.Shajing, Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Excessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
20/01/2011
(LG)
Group of 36 Chinese environmental groups issue report, accusing electronics companies, especially Apple, of failing to address concerns over pollution and worker health issues in factories supplying its components.ChinaFinancial TimesInjuries & Diseases, Negligence, Occupational Hazard, Pollution
01/07/2009
(Suppliers Of LG)
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
30/06/2009
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01/04/2009
Huasheng Packaging Factory
(Supplier Of LG)
Labor violations in factory (1400-1500 workers) producing packaging products: 11 -11.5 hour shifts in busy seasons, 7 days/week (77 hours/week overall); extremely low wages ($0.51/hour), that is 60% of the minimum wage; inhaling large amounts of paper particles and other debris; elaborate audit cheating system.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Insurance, Unpaid Overtime
24/09/2008
(Suppliers Of LG)
Report reveals severe violations of workers’ rights in Asian (China, Philippines) mobile phone factories.China and PhilippinesSOMOAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Union Repression
13/06/2008
(LG)
Study shows mobile phone companies use cobalt from DR Congo, running the risk of supporting illegal export and unfair mining practices, which often involves severe human rights abuses.DR CongoDanWatchChild Labor, Forced Labor, Negligence, Occupational Hazard
01/02/2007Astec Power Phil. Inc.
(Supplier Of LG)
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
23/05/2005
(LG)
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