Motorola

Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
15/06/2017
(Motorola)
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
04/09/2014Catcher Technology
(Supplier Of Motorola)
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
31/07/2012
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01/06/2012
HEG Technology Co., Ltd
(Supplier Of Motorola)
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
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
Catcher Technology
(Supplier Of Motorola)
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
31/05/2011
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01/05/2011
Flextronics Ltd., Co.
(Supplier Of Motorola)
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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01/05/2011
TE Connectivity
(Supplier Of Motorola)
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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01/05/2011
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Motorola)
Average work load consists of 10 hours/day, 6 days/week. All workers in the Apple notebook production departments are given almost no rest - 12 hours/day.Longhua, ChinaChina Labor WatchDiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours
30/04/2011
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01/04/2011
Meiko Electronics
(Supplier Of Motorola)
150-metre ditch with milky-white liquid found running from the side of manufacturing facility to Nantaizi Lake, polluting the water all the way to the Yangtze RiverWuhan, Hubei, ChinaForeignPolicy, The Wall Street JournalPollution
30/04/2011
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01/04/2011
Catcher Technology
(Supplier Of Motorola)
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 Motorola)
Workload of 10 hours/day and six days/week for workers in electronics factory.Kunshan, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchDiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours
23/02/2011United Win Technology Limited
(Supplier Of Motorola)
137 workers poisoned following exposure to n-hexane, a chemical used to clean mobile screens, Apple acknowledges. Other sources claim higher worker number. Workers hospitalized. Symptoms included nervous damage, muscular weakness or atrophy, paralysis, dizziness and others. Incidents begun mid-July 2009.  Suzhou, Jiangsu, ChinaBBC, Wikileaks, The GuardianInjuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
31/08/2010
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01/08/2010
BYD Company Ltd.
(Supplier Of Motorola)
Labor conditions at Baolong electronics factory (over 20.000 workers): 2 worker suicide attempts allegedly due to work stress, 1 dead, 1 survived (in the past 2 years); 10 hour daily work shifts (12 hours overall factory stay); 270 hours each month; 144 hours monthly overtime during busy season (September-December); 14 days non-stop work in busy season; wages less than 1 USD/hour.Baolong, Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Suicides
27/05/2010
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01/01/2010
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Motorola)
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
14/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Motorola)
21-year-old Foxconn employee jumps from 7th floor dormitory building to his death.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaGlobal TimesDeaths, Suicides
01/07/2009
(Suppliers Of Motorola)
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
24/09/2008
(Suppliers Of Motorola)
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
(Motorola)
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
31/07/2007
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01/06/2006

(Motorola)
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 Motorola)
19-year-old Foxconn employee hangs himself in company bathroom.ChinaProject GutenbergDeaths, Suicides
01/02/2007Shenzhen Yonghong
(Supplier Of Motorola)
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 Motorola)
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
23/05/2005
(Motorola)
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