From MastersDegree.net comes this infographic (footnoted) about the source of technology products, with particular attention to five manufacturing capitals.
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From OnlineMBAPrograms.org comes this infographic with labor, health, and safety conditions (with references) related to Apple and its supply chain.
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This new site, established by the Securities and Exchange Commission, contains a section on investor fraud, with alerts and updates on specific scams
From the GreenBiz site:
The Sustainability Assessment is the first of three phases of the Sustainability Index project Walmart announced in July 2009. This tool offers an in-depth look at the 15 questions the company is asking of all its suppliers.
This is a joint project of the Earth Day Network and Redefining Progress. The Ecological Footprint page includes a link to a quick test of your consumption of the world’s resources. In addition, there is an Excel spreadsheet available for downloading that helps you to measure your consumption, recycling and energy use.
The Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators examine our social, economic and environmental condition. They provide a “contribution to the worldwide effort to develop comprehensive statistics of national well-being that go beyond traditional macroeconomic indicators.” Areas included in the study consist of education, employment, energy, environment, health, human rights, income, infrastructure, national security, public safety, re-creation and shelter.
Saying that “One sweatshop is too many,” the Fair Labor Association is a non-profit organization combining the efforts of industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), colleges and universities to promote adherence to international labor standards and improve working conditions worldwide. The website contains a Fair Labor Assessment portal, which offers a wide range of tools to assess the level of code compliance of companies and suppliers.