Friday, August 29, 2014
Supplier factory of Samsung, Lenovo violates rights of children and students
Only six weeks after the latest revelation of child labor in Samsung’s supply chain, China Labor Watch (CLW) has again uncovered child workers and student workers employed under exploitative conditions at a Samsung and Lenovo supplier factory called HEG Electronics in Huizhou, Guangdong Province. Lenovo is a Global Compact participant since 05-01-2009. The Global Compact 5th Principle states that "Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour." Lenovo was a USD 15,000 contributor to the Global Compact Foundation in 2014, 2013, 2011 and USD 10,000 in 2009.