The various labor rights group both within China and internationally have criticized and called for actionagainst Foxconn and the major companies that source from it.
HP’s Business Strategic Political Actions
HP has a zero tolerance towards unethical humane treatment.HP being a large organization and operating in international scope follows a
proactive public policy shaping
approach. Even prior toFoxconn issue HP had described its code of business conduct while dealing with suppliers and vendors.HP has been very involved in shaping the policy about labor practices across its supply chain.HP always followed an integrated market strategy addressing its economic and political environment.
Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC)
HP formed coalition with other companies like Apple, Microsoft, Nokia, Ericson and other big techcompanies called the
Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC).
The primary purpose of thisgroup is to set labour guidelines amongst other things.The EICC is established as a longstanding and formalized coalition and using this coalition HP canincrease the effectiveness of the individual stakeholders on an issue by combining their numbersand resources.
HP is working with EICC to establish standards to ensure that working conditions in the electronicsindustry supply chain are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that businessoperations are environmentally responsible. The HP Suppliers Code of Conduct is based on the EICC.HP is collaborating with the EICC to continue to work with other industries and nongovernmentalorganizations to identify best practices and to collect key performance indicator (KPI) data in order toboth in China and rest of the world.
Issue will receive more widespread media attention and willeventually call for better working conditions for labor in China and will requirecompanies to mandate the code of labor ethics to its vendors/suppliers. TheChinese Government and various labor groups will pass a few labor legislations and put audits in place.