ESG News Review 27 September – 3 October 2014

6 10 2014

Ford was among the most praised companies last week as it announced the creation of 1000 jobs at its plant in Oakville, Canada. Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group said they have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority for the 100 megawatt Belle River Wind project in Ontario, Canada. […]

ESG News Review 30 August – 5 September 2014

8 09 2014

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(English) ESG News Review 16-22 November 2013

25 11 2013

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(English) ESG News Review 9-15 November 2013

18 11 2013

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Why Samsung’s China Labor Problem Might Be Worse Than Apple’s

7 09 2012

You may have heard by now that Samsung is the latest target of labor rights groups who have shifted their focus on multinational activity in China into overdrive. The proximate cause of this increased activity is, of course, the success of these groups with Apple and its supplier Foxconn. As I’ve written about several times, […]

Shenzhen wage hike causes supply chain jitters

28 08 2012

Chinese tech hub and boom town Shenzhen is set to increase the minimum wage of workers there by 13.3 per cent in early 2013, causing a few sweaty palms in the technology supply chain. Shenzhen and the wider Pearl River Delta area in southern China is one of the most concentrated technology manufacturing hubs in […]

Les Anonymous s’en prennent aux multinationales qui exploitent le coltan

13 05 2012

Les Anonymous ont de nouvelles cibles dans leur viseur : les multinationales impliquées dans le commerce du coltan, un minerai rare utilisé dans la fabrication des téléphones et des ordinateurs portables. Une grande partie des réserves connues se trouvent en RDC au Nord et au Sud-Kivu. Des hackers se sont attaqués aux sites internet de […]

Samsung chief concerned about corruption in the company

9 06 2011

The chairman of Samsung Electronics, Kun-Hee Lee, has voiced his concerns about the possible spread of corruption within the group’s companies. Mr Lee said that corruption allegations had tarnished the company’s image. His comments came after the chief executive of subsidiary Samsung Techwin, Oh Chang-Suk, resigned following unspecified « irregularities » at the company. Samsung Electronics is […]

Samsung Promotes Green Memory and Washing Machine, Recycling

7 09 2010

Samsung Electronics Co. has been quite vocal on green issues over the last two days. Expanded “Green Memory” initiative, the “Eco Bubble” washing machine, as well as the launch of Samsung Takeback and Recycle (STAR) Program in India have been in the news. The EthicalQuote score calculated for Samsung has been following an ascending path […]

Samsung whistle-blower publishes revealing book about the company’s corruption

1 02 2010

On the plane owned by former Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee, which was remodeled from a 100-passenger into a 16-passenger plane, sat Kim Yong-chul, former head of the legal department at Samsung’s Restructuring Office, and several incumbent prosecutors. When Kim and prosecutors needed to travel to offer condolences to the family in mourning, Lee Hak-soo, […]