Today, we produce and use IT products in a linear way, leading to virgin natural resources being depleted to manufacture products that often have a short lifespan before they are discarded. This contributes to the climate crisis and enormous amounts of toxic e-waste.
Conflict minerals used in IT products are known to fuel wars and human rights abuses. Hazardous substances present a wide variety of risks. Also, social responsibility issues occur throughout the supply chain. From raw-materials extraction to final assembly, working hours, health and safety, and forced labor are just a few examples of problems that need to be addressed.