In collaboration with members from major Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies and organizations around the globe, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) is a leading source of impartial information, resources and best practices for achieving integrated social and environmental sustainability through ICT. Read more about GeSI here.
E-TASC (Electronics – Tool for Accountable Supply Chains) is a web-based tool utilised by companies to manage their own factories, communicate with their customers, and assess their suppliers on corporate responsibility risks. It is based on a comprehensive set of ethics, labour rights, health and safety, and environmental criteria. Launched by GeSI and the EICC at the end of 2007, it already has more than 750 subscribers and over 1,400 facilities in the system. Read more about E-TASC here.
The flagship program of the CFSI, the Conflict-Free Smelter Program takes a unique approach to helping companies make informed choices about conflict minerals in their supply chains. Focusing on a “pinch point” (a point with relatively few actors) in the global metals supply chain, the CFSP uses an independent third-party audit to identify smelters and refiners that have systems in place to assure sourcing of only conflict-free materials. Companies can then use this information to inform their sourcing choices. Read more about cfsi here.
Swedish Leadership for Sustainable Development is a network consisting of about 20 leading corporations that have Swedish connections. Through the network, which is coordinated by Sida, Swedish leaders can work for sustainable development and evolve concrete projects and models. The goal is to reduce poverty. Read more about Sida here.
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organizations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. Read more about GSMA here.