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IDH Electronics Program

Mid-term assessment of IDH Electronics Programme: Overview Note

Report for IDH, January 2015

IDH conducted a Mid-Term Assessment (MTA) of its Electronics Program in the latter half of 2014. The MTA provided the opportunity to evaluate the intermediate progress of the Program through identifying emerging trends and impacts, how these might relate to business drivers and learning that could be applied during the Program’s remaining period and to its final evaluation...

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Overview

The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), together with Dell, HP, Philips, Apple and civil society organizations, have developed a new program to improve the working conditions and environmental performance of electronics factories in China, covering 500,000 workers.  This program is funded by IDH, Dell, HP, Philips and Apple.

Many regions in China are facing labor shortages. The new generation of workers also have vastly different expectations on career and work conditions compared to their predecessors. These realities will present companies with labor challenges for years to come. The electronics industry urgently needs to invest in accelerating innovation in workforce management, bringing together employers and worker representatives to identify needs, issues and implement solutions.  Innovative workforce management would improve working conditions and environmental performance, resulting in stronger business competitiveness.


Supplier improvement program:
One critical element of the program is the development of detailed supplier improvement plans. To do this, a group of management and worker representatives work together on identifying needs, causes and implementing solutions. The program aims to improve factory performance on critical areas such as worker-management communication, occupational health and safety, human resource practices and environmental issues.


Benefits of the program for factories:

  • Enhanced productivity
  • Better management and communication with workers
  • Excellence in sustainability and competitiveness
  • Reduced EICC auditing pressure from your brands
  • Improved Environment Health & Safety
  • Better understanding on how to motivate workers
  • More satisfied workers
  • Reduction in worker turnover
  • Reduction in the risk of labor disputes

Benefits of the program for workers:

  • Opportunities for career development.
  • Involvement in dialogue with management.
  • Better communications on suggestions for improvement.
  • Better working conditions.
  • Greater employment satisfaction.

 

 
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