Acer puts suppliers on noticeFebruary 2009
Suppliers to the Taiwanese electronics company Acer have been told they must maintain social and environmental standards if they are to continue working with the group.
The warning was issued by JT Wang, the Acer group chief executive, when he chaired an Acer CSR Forum attended by foreign stakeholders, representatives of non-governmental organizations and other members of the Taiwan electronics industry.
Presentations at the forum emphasized that extended supply chains in the electronics industry face ‘critical challenges’ from climate change, green procurement and human rights-related issues.
Delegates were reminded that the industry is responsible for a rapidly growing carbon footprint, thanks to its rapid growth, that is as large as, if not larger, than the impact of the global airlines industry. However, Acer also said the industry has an opportunity to assist other industries in bringing about a low-carbon economy.
Wang announced that Acer will run the forum every year for five years to underline the industry’s commitment to corporate social responsibility.
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