Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media

(Supplier Of Izumifuhaku)
Labor violations at garment factory (1,000 workers): non-living wages; daily base wage 2,000-3,600 kyat (€1.51 - €2.71); occasions of workers toiling for less than legal minimum wage; cases of child labor (below 18 years of age); some workers were younger than 15 years old when they started at the factory; workers have not received health and safety training; inadequate protective masks; workers breathing in fabric complain over respiratory problems, coughs and sore throats; electrical and wire shocks; boiler accidents resulting to injury; about half the workforce does not receive social security.Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma)SOMOChild Labor, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Insurance
(SK Hynix)
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

(Supplier Of LG)
(Supplier Of Samsung)
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
15/06/2017SK HynixResearch extract of two factory plants in 2015 found usage of 130 chemical products deemed dangerous, containing carcinogens, mutagens, and reproductive toxins.South KoreaBloombergInjuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
01/02/2017House Technology Industries, Ltd.Fire breaks out at factory after mechanical accident; 5 reported deaths; 126 workers injured.General Trias, Cavite, PhilippinesRappler, CNN PhilippinesDeaths, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
(Supplier Of Apple)
(Supplier Of Samsung)
(Supplier Of Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt)
Investigation has found wretched working conditions in unregulated artisanal mines where cobalt is extracted for smartphones: abundant child labor; as young as four years old working; 12-hour daily shifts; workers earning as little as 8p a day; desperately dangerous conditions; exposure to cobalt and dust fumes; mine tunnels are dug by hand by miners who have no protective equipment; recent death reported due to mine collapse.Katanga, Democratic Republic of the CongoSky NewsChild Labor, Deaths, Excessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
(International Business Machines Corporation (IBM))
(Intel Corporation)
(Hewlett-Packard (HP))
(Texas Instruments)
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
SamsungStarting from 1993, a 6-year exposure to carcinogens (formaldehyde and phenol) caused ovarian cancer to young female worker at chip factory, resulting to her death in 2012 - Seoul Administrative Court says.South KoreaRT, Chicago TribuneDeaths, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
SamsungEmployee working for five years and seven months (between 2002-2008) in a Samsung Display LCD factory diagnosed with leukemia, contracted by exposure to carcinogens and other harmful substances with inadequate protective gear, Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service (COMWEL) says.South KoreaThe HankyorehInjuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard

(Supplier Of Fair Wear Foundation)
(Supplier Of Deuter)
(Supplier Of Erima)
(Supplier Of Kawasaki)
(Supplier Of Sports Direct)
(Supplier Of Henri Lloyd)
Labor violations at garment factory (1,500 workers): non-living wages; daily base wage 2,700-3,600 kyat (€2.03 - €2.71); occasions of workers toiling for less than legal minimum wage; regular work over 60 hours/week; at times as many as 68 hours/week; forced overtime; cases of child labor (16-18 years of age); labor at leasat 13-14 years of age; health and safety issues; cases of workers getting dizzy, stomach-aches or sometimes even faint due to heat and stress.Bago, MyanmarSOMOChild Labor, Excessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard