Founded 1997, designer and manufacturer of smartphones and tablets.
This company received a score of 9/100 (retrieved 13-Oct-2016) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
[Source 2016][More on Habitats]
In 2012 the Enough Project published the Conflict Minerals Company Rankings, which ranked the world's largest electronics companies on their efforts toward using and investing in conflict-free minerals in their products. This company received a 'Red' ranking, signifying it has "done next to nothing to shift their practices toward conflict-free from Congo. They are not members of industry-wide efforts, have not taken the proper steps to investigate their supply chains, have said nothing about legislation, and are not actively engaged with other stakeholders."
[Source 2012][More on Human Rights]
Milieudefensie and Friends of the Earth have assessed how open manufacturers of smartphones, tablets, laptops and game consoles are about the use of materials, water, land surface area and greenhouse gas emissions. Assessment also covered whether manufacturers are honest about the use of tin from Indonesia and whether they are prepared to address the abuses in the tin mines on Bangka in Indonesia, such as by participating in the IDH project (Sustainable Trade Initiative). This company received a 'red' rating, indicating they provide little information on the use of raw materials, nor do it take any responsibility for the situation on Bangka Belitung.
[Source 2015][More on Human Rights]
This 2015 report by Good Electronics rates electronics companies on their compliance with labour rights in Mexico. This company was rated 'very poor'.
[Source 2015][More on Workers Rights]
Rank a Brand searches the websites of brands for the answers to carefully targeted questions. From this they calculate sustainability scores based on the themes of environment, climate, labor issues, and transparency. Brands owned by this company received an 'E', the lowest possible score.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company is a client of Biel Crystal, supplier of 60% of the world's touchscreen cover glasses. This SACOM 2013 investigative report discovered serious labour rights abuses in Biel Crystal's Chinese factories including excessive working hours, military-style management, worker suicides and blank work contracts. Moreover, Biel Crystal's Shenzhen factory has been fined by the Shenzhen municipal government for 3 continuous years of polluting the environment.
[Source 2013][More on Workers Rights]
Brands owned by this company are on RankaBrand's Greenwashing Alert list. These are companies that report in some way on sustainability, but the information they provide is either of marginal or no relevance and is not explicit about sustainability performance.
[Source 2014][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
D+ grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's Behind the Barcode 'Ethical Electronics Guide 2016', which grades companies on their efforts to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation throughout their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, traceability & transparency, monitoring & training and worker rights.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
Engineers from ifixit.com disassembled and analysed a range of smartphones and tablets, awarding each a repairability score between zero and ten. Ten is the easiest to repair. A device with a perfect score will be relatively inexpensive to repair because it is easy to disassemble and has a service manual available. Points are docked based on the difficulty of opening the device, the types of fasteners found inside, and the complexity involved in replacing major components. Points are awarded for upgradability, use of non-proprietary tools for servicing, and component modularity. Products by this company scored between 1 and 5 points.
[Source 2015][More on Product Safety]
This company is a member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a non-profit coalition of electronics companies which supports the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities worldwide affected by the global electronics supply chain. EICC members commit and are held accountable to a common Code of Conduct and utilize a range of EICC training and assessment tools to support continuous improvement in the social, environmental and ethical responsibility of their supply chains.
[Source 2014][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
This company is a member of the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), which helps companies address conflict minerals issues in their supply chains. The CFSI provides information on conflict-free smelters and refiners, common tools to gather sourcing information, and forums for exchanging best practices on addressing conflict minerals. Membership is open to companies that use or transact in tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold (3TG). Founded in 2008 by members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.
[Source 2014][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$6.8 billion in 2013|
|# Employees||17,575 in 2012|
|Subsidiaries||HTC (Australia and New Zealand) Pty Ltd|
|Address||New Tapei City, Taiwan|
Products / BrandsHTC Australia