An animated video about working conditions in computer factories and how large companies and institutions can use their buying power to make a difference in how their goods are being produced. More information at the Campaign for Sustainable Purchasing of Computers here.

“Every day, electronics workers worldwide are facing long hours and dangerous working conditions to produce the computers and gadgets that have improved our lives in so many different ways. They are exposed to dangerous chemicals and earn too little to live a decent life. Regularly they are tricked out of parts of their salary and social benefits.

But Public Institutions, like universities, can make a change. Because of their strong buying power, by including social criteria in the procurement process they can greatly contribute to reducing poverty and improving the working conditions in the producing countries.”

Update: since posting this video back in 2010, the original uploader has chosen to make it private. That’s a shame because it was a really well made video.

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