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• Acer's products and services range from IT support services to computers and projectors, and the company is one of the world's largest computer manufacturers.

• Acer is an EPA Energy Star partner and has committed to using a supplier code of conduct in accordance with the EU's Waste Electrical and Electronic directive.

• Acer is accused of employing sweatshop labor at its manufacturing plants.

• Acer has been cited for its failure to adequately address the company's "e-waste," or "discarded consumer electronics."

• Support the Electronics TakeBack Coalition and visit Go Green for greener technology options.

-- Profile Updated 06/30/2010

About Acer


Acer's products and services range from computers and projectors to IT support services. Acer has sold off its production chain and focuses exclusively on marketing its brand globally, while leaving actual production to contractors. In 2005, Acer employed 6,554 people and reported revenues of $9.654 billion.

Campaigns

Electronics TakeBack Coalition

The Electronics TakeBack Coalition…

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The Electronics TakeBack Coalition, formerly the Computer TakeBack Campaign, aims to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics are produced and discarded by requiring consumer electronics manufacturers and brand owners to take full responsibility for the life cycle of their products, through effective public policy requirements or enforceable agreements.

www.computertakeback.com


Affiliates

- Acer Africa Pty Ltd
- Acer America Corp
- Acer Argentina Sa

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- Acer Argentina Sa
- Acer Belgium Nv
- Acer Capital Ltd
- Acer Chile Sa
- Acer Cis Inc
- Acer Computec Mexico SA De CV
- Acer Computer (Far East) Ltd
- Acer Computer (Me) Ltd
- Acer Computer (Singapore) Pte Ltd
- Acer Computer (Switzerland) Ag
- Acer Computer Australia Pty Ltd
- Acer Computer Bv
- Acer Computer Company Ltd
- Acer Computer De Venezuela SA
- Acer Computer Finland Oy
- Acer Computer France Sarl
- Acer Computer Gmbh
- Acer Computer Handelsgmbh
- Acer Computer Iberica Sa
- Acer Computer International Ltd
- Acer Computer New Zealand Ltd
- Acer Computer Norway As
- Acer Computer Sweden Ab
- Acer Computers Colombia Sa
- Acer Cyberworld Inc
- Acer Czech Republic Sro
- Acer Digital Services (Bvi) Holding Corp
- Acer Digital Services (China) Corp
- Acer Do Brasil Limitada
- Acer Europe Ag
- Acer Europe Bv
- Acer Europe Services Srl
- Acer European Holdings Nv
- Acer Financing Company Ltd
- Acer Holdings International Inc
- Acer India Pte Ltd
- Acer Information Company Ltd
- Acer Investment Worldwide Inc
- Acer Italy Srl
- Acer Japan Corp
- Acer Korea Company Ltd
- Acer Latin America Inc
- Acer Lease Bv
- Acer Lianwang Technology Company Ltd
- Acer Market Services Ltd
- Acer Peru Sa
- Acer Sales & Distribution Ltd
- Acer Sales And Service Sdn Bhd
- Acer Scandinavia A/S
- Acer Sertek (Bvi) Holding Corp
- Acer Sertek Hong Kong Ltd
- Acer Services (Cayman Islands) Corp
- Acer Technology Partners Fund
- Acer Technology Venture Asia Pacific Ltd
- Acer Technology Venture Fund Lp
- Acer Trading Do Brasil Limitada
- Acer Uk Ltd
- Acer Venture Associates
- Acer Vietnam Company Ltd
- Acer Worldwide Inc
- Acla Andina Limitada
- ACLA Do Brasil Limitada
- Apacer Memory America Inc
- Apacer Technology Bv
- Apacer Technology Japan Corp
- Asc Cayman Ltd
- Aurion Technologia SA De CV
- Biaogan Administrative Consultant (Shanghai) Company Ltd
- Boardwalk Capital Holding Ltd
- Client Internet Company Ltd
- Damai Information Company Ltd
- Damai Software Development Company Ltd
- Gewang Park Service Development Company Ltd
- Haibotong Company Ltd
- Hongda Venture Capital Company Ltd
- Hongyu Inc
- Jian Chuang Investment Company Ltd
- Jianzhi Inc
- Kua Century Investment Company Ltd
- Lecai Inc
- Logistron Service Pte Ltd
- Long Xian International Company Ltd
- Long Zhen International Company Ltd
- Ming Tuo Corp
- Minli Inc
- Newtec SA De CV
- Oceatown-Acer Distribution Latino Americana
- Pt Acer Indonesia
- Qiji Asia Electronics Commercial Company Ltd
- Quandan Technology Company Ltd
- Qunji Investment Company Ltd
- Ruby Sun Ltd
- Servex International Company Ltd
- Servex Singapore (Pte) Ltd
- Taike Investment Company Ltd
- Tengyan Technology Company Ltd
- Tian Long International Ltd
- Us Sertek Inc
- Yingji Company Ltd
- Yudan Electronics (Shanghai) Company Ltd
- Yudan Technology Company Ltd
- Zhangji International Co Ltd
- Zhangji International Company Ltd

Contact Acer


Acer
San Jose, CA 95134 USA

Phone: 408.922.2960

Web: www.acer.com

Alerts

Environment

In the quarterly “Guide to Greener Electronics,” published by Greenpeace, electronic companies are ranked based on their use of to…

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In the quarterly “Guide to Greener Electronics,” published by Greenpeace, electronic companies are ranked based on their use of toxic chemicals and electronic waste policies. Acer received a score of 5.7 out of 10 in the rankings for September 2007. The company has provided timelines to eliminate harmful chemicals in its products, such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs), though current models still contain PVCs and BFRs. Additionally, Acer does not take back and recycle its products. Greenpeace hopes electronic companies and their manufacturers will become responsible for the full life cycle of their products.

-- Greenpeace, 06/27/2007

Source URL: www.resourcesaver.org/file/toolmanager/CustomO16C45F83079.pdf


Acer was one of the companies included in Greenpeace International’s “E-waste Hall of Shame.” Greenpeace International discovered …

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Acer was one of the companies included in Greenpeace International’s “E-waste Hall of Shame.” Greenpeace International discovered Acer products in their visit to a Chinese scrap yard. As of 2006, Acer, along with Apple, IBM, Panasonic and Toshiba, had not committed to remove chemicals from products or be responsible for the safe recycling and responsible disposal of their products.

-- Greenpeace, 06/20/2006

Source URL: www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/toxics/electronics/how-the-...


On the 2005 Computer Report Card, published jointly by the Computer TakeBack Campaign and the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, Ace…

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On the 2005 Computer Report Card, published jointly by the Computer TakeBack Campaign and the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, Acer received a score of 12 for their policies regarding electronics take back, disposal procedures and the materials used in their computers. Acer was in a four way tie for lowest score, along with Gateway, Panasonic and JVC.

-- Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, 03/07/2006

Source URL: svtc.etoxics.org/site/PageServer?pagename=svtc_computer_report_card


Labor

Field studies by The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) discovered serious labor abuses taking place at seve…

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Field studies by The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) discovered serious labor abuses taking place at several factories contracting with Acer. Workers in China and the Philippines had to suffer a myriad of abuses, including working excessively long hours for inadequate compensation, being denied overtime, and working with dangerous chemicals without basic safety considerations like protective gear or proper ventilation.

-- Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, 12/10/2005

Source URL: www.somo.nl/html/paginas/pdf/Acer_Incorporated_Company_Prof_2005_EN.pd...


Ethics and Governance

In February 2005 a security consultant in Australia stumbled on private customer information while browsing Acer's online shopping…

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In February 2005 a security consultant in Australia stumbled on private customer information while browsing Acer's online shopping. The security consultant said he discovered private phone numbers and email and delivery addresses belonging to customers who had recently purchased equipment from www.shopacer.com.au when he logged on to check the progress of his order. Acer has been asked to explain how the incident occurred and what action it had taken to fix the situation.

-- The Australian, 02/08/2005

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