Nokia

Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
29/07/2013
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01/03/2013
AVY Precision Technology Ltd.
(Supplier Of Nokia)
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 Nokia)
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
AVY Precision Technology Ltd.
(Supplier Of Nokia)
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
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
Catcher Technology
(Supplier Of Nokia)
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
TE Connectivity
(Supplier Of Nokia)
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 Nokia)
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
30/04/2011Foxconn Technology Group
(Suppliers Of Nokia)
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
31/03/2011
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01/03/2011
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Nokia)
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 Nokia)
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
20/01/2011
(Nokia)
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
13/01/2011Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Nokia)
Factory engineer (25 years old) jumped of building last week. Before her death an incident occurred of factory officials rebuking her, and telling her she would lose her job.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Deaths, Suicides
09/10/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Nokia)
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
31/08/2010
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01/08/2010
BYD Company Ltd.
(Supplier Of Nokia)
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
27/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Nokia)
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
27/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Nokia)
Factory employee (Yan Li) 27 years old dies suddenly at his home. His family and colleagues suspect he died from exhaustion; Li worked for almost 35 hours non-stop a couple of days before.Hongzhun, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor Watch, Global TimesDeaths, Excessive Work Hours
27/05/2010
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01/01/2010
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Nokia)
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 Nokia)
23-year-old factory worker dies by jumping from 7th floor dormitory balcony.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaBBC, China Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
25/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Nokia)
Li Hai, a young factory worker (19 years of age) found dead after jumping from dormitory building.Longhua, Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaThe TelegraphDeaths, Suicides
21/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Nokia)
21-year-old employee at electronics manufacturer jumped from building to his death.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaFinancial TimesDeaths, Suicides
14/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Nokia)
21-year-old Foxconn employee jumps from 7th floor dormitory building to his death.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaGlobal TimesDeaths, Suicides
01/07/2009
(Suppliers Of Nokia)
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 Nokia)
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
(Nokia)
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

(Nokia)
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 Nokia)
19-year-old Foxconn employee hangs himself in company bathroom.ChinaProject GutenbergDeaths, Suicides
01/02/2007LTEC Company
(Supplier Of Nokia)
Labor concerns at factory (over 6,000 workers) producing electronic components: wages not enought ot cover living expenditures; work 12 hours/day (including 4 hour compulsory overtime); 6 days/week; discrimination on Hepatitis B workers.  ThailandSOMODiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime
01/02/2007Innovex
(Supplier Of Nokia)
Labor concerns at factory (3,000 employees) producing flexible circuit interconnects: wages insufficient to cover living costs; compulsury overtime during peak production; limited protective equipment; regular occuring injuries and health problems.  Lamphun ThailandSOMOForced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
01/02/2007Micro-device Technology
(Supplier Of Nokia)
Union formation is strictly prohibited by management at factory (900 workers) producing electronics.    PhilippinesSOMOForced Overtime, Union Repression
01/02/2007Astec Power Phil. Inc.
(Supplier Of Nokia)
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
30/11/2006
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01/11/2006

(Suppliers Of Nokia)
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 Nokia)
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
(Nokia)
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