All full members of LUPC are automatically affiliated to Electronics Watch.
Electronics Watch is an independent monitoring organisation that helps public sector buyers work together to protect labour rights and improve working conditions for workers in their global electronics supply chains. They work with monitoring partners in twelve countries which enable their 330 affiliates in Europe and Australia to understand risk and violations in their supply chains.
LUPC was the second UK consortium to affiliate all its full members to Electronics Watch, demonstrating our commitment to responsible procurement. Affiliation supports our work to mitigate human rights abuses in supply chains both inside and outside consortia frameworks and is at no extra cost to full LUPC members. If you are a full LUPC member and you don’t already have login details, please email Martina Hooper.
Affiliation includes access to Electronics Watch clauses, resources, information and direct support so members can work with their own suppliers in order to increase supply chain transparency and improve conditions for electronics workers globally, whether using LUPC frameworks or tendering their own contracts. You can refer to this glossary of terms of some key words/phrases Electronics Watch regularly refers to in their work.
If you would like to schedule an introductory webinar or a one-to-one update call, please contact Peter Pawlicki.
Electronics Watch Tools and Resources
All full LUPC members can access the affiliates section of the Electronics Watch website. If you don’t already have login details, please email Martina Hooper at email@example.com
Affiliates can access the following:
- Various Monitoring reports, worker rights complaints and case studies
- Public Buyer Toolkit
- Affiliate Action Guide
- The Monthly Affiliate Update, which provides an overview of Electronics Watch activities. Please email Martina Hooper on firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up
- Procurement Tools
- Company Performance Tracker (CPT)
- Electronics Watch Annual Report
- Introductory webinar for new affiliates. The webinar explains the Electronics Watch impact model and provides guidance on how to integrate this model within your organisation. Please email Peter Pawlicki on email@example.com for more information.
- LinkedIn private group for Electronics Watch affiliates to access resources and tools.
- Other guidance created specific for public buyers such as their latest How to Protect Workers form Chemical Hazards in Electronics Supply Chains
Electronics Watch works in the following way on behalf of the affiliates:
- Provides the Affiliate Product Form to affiliates to report on the product models they have procured in the last 12 months.
- Supports affiliates with the Factory Disclosure Form in the process of factory disclosures to obtain the names and addresses of factories where consortia members’ product models and key components are produced.
- Carries out compliance investigations, update reports and produces guidance to help inform affiliate’s engagement with suppliers based on Electronics Watch monitoring findings.
- Conducts on-going risk screening through the network of monitoring partners in major electronics production regions, using both in-person and remote monitoring methods. Electronics Watch monitors will be alerted to the factories and products of particular focus for each of our affiliates.
- Carries out on-going factory investigations and remediation activities based on multiple data sources and methodologies. The remediation process includes on-going engagement with multiple electronics brands and companies.
- Undertakes regional Risk Assessments and produces a risk assessment tool for China, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and other regions of production.
- Creates platforms for collaboration with other affiliates, monitoring partners, and ICT companies to address core systemic industry issues.
To take full advantage of the Electronics Watch model, LUPC members should ensure that their award decision process and call-off contract paperwork includes a requirement for the appointed supplier to complete the Factory Disclosure Form in a reasonable period of time as part of the ongoing activity to identify centres of production applicable to the intended product models being procured down to key component level. This requirement is enshrined in the Electronics Watch Contract Conditions, which are included within several national ICT framework agreements.
If you have any questions, please contact Mike Kilner.