Tower Hamlets Council hailed a ‘leader’ in ethical practices in electronics industry
- Credit: TH Council
Tower Hamlets Council has been recognised for its outstanding ethical practices.
Union UNISON named the council as “a leader of ethical procurement” for its work in combatting the exploitation of workers abroad.
Tower Hamlets is the only council in England, and one of eight in Europe, which is part of the Electronics Watch project – a scheme which safeguards the rights of workers in the electronics industry by checking labour standards of suppliers.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, said: “Technology plays a vital part in modern day life and it’s imperative we don’t forget to protect the people who create our computers, mobile phones and other devices.
“The project helps us to protect the rights of hardworking factory employees who manufacture the goods we use to complete daily tasks.”
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Helen Reynolds from UNISON London said: “We recognise the positive work that Tower Hamlets has done in ethical procurement in electronics and we call on other authorities to follow this lead.”
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