Electronic Industry Trends Report

The Electronic Industry Trends Report is published through our Behind the Barcode project. The research published in the report will help you make ethical electronics choices.

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What is the Ethical Electronics Guide?

The Ethical Electronics Guide is a companion to the 2016 Electronics Industry Trends Report. It will tell you everything you need to know before buying your next gadget. Make sure you purchase your electronics from the companies doing the most to protect their workers. Vote with your wallet and encourage more companies to end exploitation in their supply chains.

The Report

2016 Electronic Industry Trends Report

This is the second edition of the Electronic Industry Trends Report. It grades 100 electronics brands on what they are doing to reduce the risk of exploitation and forced labour in their supply chains. Download it now to find out which of your favourite brands are doing the most to protect their workers.

How does it work?

The grades awarded by the Electronics Industry Trends Industry Report are a measure of the efforts undertaken by each company to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation in their supply chains. Higher grades are given to companies with labour rights management systems that, if implemented well, should reduce the extent of worker exploitation.
Our research team assesses each company’s labour rights management system according to 60 specific criteria. These assessments consider three critical stages of the supply chain as a proxy for the entire supply chain: raw materials, inputs production and final manufacturing. To find out more about how we grade brands, read our FAQ section.


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Your support means more companies will be held accountable for their actions to protect their workers. And more brands will be graded to help you make ethical purchasing choices.