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.
Incident Tag: Consumer Deception
Electronics Standards Are In Need of Repair | Big Tech Has Destroyed America’s Sustainable Electronics Standards
Report accuses electronics companies for: holding a large voting bloc on most U.S. green standards groups; consistently opposing repair and reuse designs for their products; instead approve criteria they can easily achieve and earn green certificates.
Once Again, We Question the Reliability of Apple’s Social Responsibility Report
Apple accused of publishing false data concerning labor conditions on it’s supplier factories.
GoodElectronics, makeITfair, IMF declare FLA investigation at Apple supplier Foxconn to be a PR stunt
Major labor rights NGOs release open statement accusing a Fair Labor Association audit of Foxconn plants, which concluded that Foxconn factories were ‘better than the norm,’ of major flaws in their system, calling the audits a ‘PR stunt.’
HP and Apple’s toxic laptops exposed (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.
Preliminary inquiry opened on a complaint lodged against Samsung France
Investigation opened, accusing Samsung France of advertising misleading commercial practices by promoting a code of conduct for the treatment of Samsung workers that it does not necessarily enforce.
Samsung Lied About Hiring Discrimination in China
China Labor Watch releases hiring announcement found at Samsung factory that clearly demonstrates the illegal discrimination imbued in the hiring practices at Samsung factories in China, despite Samsung claims to the contrary.
BP Agrees to Pay a Total of $303 Million in Sanctions to Settle Charges of Manipulation and Attempted Manipulation in the Propane Market
BP charged with cornering and manipulating the price of TET propane in 2003 and 2004 – $303 million in restitution and fines as part of an agreement to defer prosecution.
Texas Refinery Neighbors Sue BP for Billions
Accusations of “intentionally misleading the public about the seriousness” of a two-week release of toxic fumes, allegedly causing the affected county to have the worst air quality in the US.
Co-operative, M&S and Waitrose accused of greenwash over close links to ‘unethical’ companies
Seemingly ethical companies accused of double standards over their partnerships with oil companies like BP, Shell and Chevron.