World's largest manufacturer of household appliances. Has three main areas of focus - white household appliances, investment and finance holding. Recent acquisitions include Sanyo's white goods business in Japan and SE Asia in 2011; New Zealand's Fisher & Paykel Appliances in 2012; General Electric's appliance business in 2016 for US$5.4 billion; and Italy based Candy Group in 2018.
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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)
The Green Supply Chain Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) evaluates consumer-facing companies that have a sizeable supply chain in China. The evaluation uses government supervision data and public information to assess the environmental management of their supply chains in China. This company received a score of 19.72/100 (retrieved 24 Nov 2023).
Source: IPE (2023)
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. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2016)
The Poisonous Pearl is a 2016 report by Good Electronics which focuses on the experiences of (former) workers in the electronics industry in China who are victims of chemical poisoning. The health of all the workers in the report was damaged by exposure to hazardous chemicals such as benzene and n-hexane. All were working in large or small factories in the Pearl River Delta-region of China, an area well known as being a global hub for the production of consumer electronics (ICT). This company is supplied by factories in the region.
Source: SOMO (2016)
This company has social responsibility claims on its website under the headings of Project Hope, Green Environment, Disadvantaged Relief and Sports Undertakings.
Source: company website (2016)
|Revenue||32.6 billion USD (2014)|
|Subsidiaries||Haier Smart Home Co Ltd
- Haier Australia Pty Ltd
- Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd
|Address||Qingdao, Shandong, China|
Products / BrandsHaier Australia
Haier Ovens & Cooktops
Haier Air Conditioners
Haier Fridges & Freezers
Haier Washing Machines & Dryers