Founded in 2004, the company designs, develops, manufactures and markets consumer electronics. It entered the smartphone market in 2008 and made its name selling phones in its retail network in rural China with 200,000 stores by 2016. From 2010 it expanded into South East Asia and India. In June 2016, ranked by shipments, it was the second largest smartphone company in China and in the top five globally.
|OPPO Electronics Corporation||CHN||website|
| BBK Electronic Corporation Ltd
owns 100% of OPPO Electronics Corporation
|OPPO Electronics Corporation|
This company received a grade of F in the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics (Oct 2017), which assesses companies from the electronics industry across three impact areas: energy use, resource consumption, and chemical elimination. Of the 17 companies ranked, this company came fifteenth.
Source: Greenpeace (2017)
The Chinese government has facilitated the mass transfer of Uyghur and other ethnic minority citizens from the far west region of Xinjiang to factories across the country. Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of at least 83 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, including brands owned by this company. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute's 2020 report estimates (somewhat conservatively) that more than 80,000 Uyghurs were transferred out of Xinjiang to work in factories across China between 2017 and 2019, and some of them were sent directly from detention camps.
Source: ASPI (2020)
This company received a score of 22/100 (retrieved 10-Oct-2020) 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: IPE (2020)
|BBK Electronic Corporation Ltd|
Engineers from ifixit.com disassembled and analysed a range of smartphones, tablets and laptops, awarding each a repairability score between one 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. Smartphones released by this company between 2016 and 2018 scored between 5 and 7 points.
Source: iFixit (2020)
|Employees||12,000 in 2016|
|Subsidiaries||OPPO Mobile Australia Pty Ltd|
|Address||Dongguan, Guangdong, China|