Electronic brand benchmark study: resultsFebruary 2013
Apple, Dell and HP perform well on disclosing environmental and social supply chain issues compared with some of their Asia-headquartered competitors, according to Sustainable Supply Chain Benchmark: Consumer Electronics, a report by Verdantix. It finds that companies such as Canon, Hitachi and Samsung are not only comparably tardy on disclosure, but are also less inclined to audit or engage suppliers on supply chain standards than their leading US counterparts. This at a time when, according to a Underwriters Laboratories report, The Product Mindset, consumers are becoming more concerned with supply chain issues, and particularly the origins of components and raw materials.
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