GE Tackles Human Rights Issues

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GE held a summit in Shanghai, China to address supplier audit findings, which revealed cases of unsatisfactory employee working situations. In its 2010 Citizenship Report, GE outlined its expectation for suppliers to obey laws that require them to treat workers fairly, provide a safe and healthy working environment, and protect environmental quality. GE requires suppliers to address all findings “in a reasonable period” and as of February 15 of this year, its approved suppliers have resolved more than 95 per cent of all such findings.  

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 2:00pm

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GE uncovered 12,500 instances of poor working conditions at its approved suppliers during audits last year.

These included human rights violations and health and safety hazards, according to the multinational’s 2010 citizenship report, released this week.
 
“GE expects suppliers to obey laws that require them to treat workers fairly, provide a safe and healthy working environment, and protect environmental quality,” said the report.
 
To continue reading about GE’s findings of their suppliers working environment, click here.  

 

About GE
GE (NYSE: GE) is an advanced technology, services and finance company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. Dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.ge.com.
 
Citizenship at GE is more than a program or a set of good intentions - it is a full-time commitment built upon cultural behaviors and actions. These actions are integrated with business strategy and have defined goals, strategies and metrics that make it actionable and accountable.
 
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Keywords: Business & Trade | GE | Human Rights | citizenship | investigation | philantrophy | suppliers | working conditions

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