Electronic Manufacturing Services
US company headquartered in Singapore. Formerly known as Flextronics. Founded in 1969, it provides electronics design, manufacturing and supply chains for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). It operates in more than 30 companies in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Its customers include Google, Apple, Huawei, Microsoft, Ford and Hewlett Packard.
Half of this company's workers in Malaysia are foreign and employed through work agencies to whom the workers pay illegal recruitment fees for false promises of direct contracts. They receive wages lower than promised for working up to 26 days of 12 hour shifts when contracts stipulate 8 hours. Salaries are often delayed for up to 6 months, overtime is not compensated, breaks are unpaid and medical leave is a pay deduction. Passports are withheld by the work agencies and they have no right to join trade unions.
[Source 2010][More on Workers Rights]
This company received a score of 20.6/100 in the Newsweek Green Ranking 2017, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2017][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This 2015 report by Good Electronics rates electronics companies on their compliance with labour rights in Mexico. This company was rated 'insufficient'.
[Source 2015][More on Workers Rights]
This 2011 report is a follow-up to a 2008 Make IT Fair report which researched working conditions at four electronics factories operating in China. While conditions have improved, workers still endure excessive overtime, low wages and disrespect of union rights.
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This 2016 scorecard by SOMO compares electronics companies on their policies and efforts regarding responsible mining and the elimination of child labour, with special attention to the mining of gold. This company failed to respond to SOMO's questionnaire.
[Source 2016][More on Human Rights]
This company is a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative), which helps companies address conflict minerals issues in their supply chains. The RMI 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]
This company is a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition), 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. RBA members commit and are held accountable to a common Code of Conduct and utilize a range of RBA training and assessment tools to support continuous improvement in the social, environmental and ethical responsibility of their supply chains.
[Source 2017][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
This company has Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility claims on its website in the areas of people, environment, ethics and governance and community partnership.
[Source 2015][More on Sustainability Reporting]
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) requires companies operating in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. KnowTheChain.org has examined this company's disclosure statement and concluded that it addresses the majority of SB 657 requirements. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2014][More on Workers Rights]
This company is listed on the Facing Finance website as a company that manufactures weapons or profits from violations of human rights, pollution, corruption, or international law. Follow link for further details.
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$26.1 billion in 2014|
|# Employees||150,000 in 2014|
|Address||San Jose, California, USA|