Sanyo

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• Sanyo is a top electronics provider, operating in 160 countries worldwide.

• Sanyo has a history of poor supply-chain labor standards and practices and the company continues to be accused of exploiting maquila workers to produce its products.

• Sanyo’s solar products have failed to perform according to company claims.

• Support the Electronics TakeBack Coalition and explore green technology alternatives with Go Green.

-- Profile Updated 06/12/2008

About Sanyo


Sanyo sells consumer and commercial electronics through more than 160 subsidiaries worldwide. Sanyo manufactures industrial and commerical equipment, audio and video equipment, semiconductors, communications equipment, batteries and home appliances. Sanyo reported sales of over $21.8 billion in 2006 and employed 106,389 individuals.

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

- Beijing Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. - Shenzhen, China
- BPL Limited - Bangalore, India
- BPL Sanyo Finance Limited - Bangalore, India

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- BPL Sanyo Finance Limited - Bangalore, India
- Changchun Sanyo Electronics (Shekou) Co., Ltd. - Shenzhen, China
- Chen Ho & Co., Ltd. - Taipei, Taiwan
- Corporacion Electronica Metropolitana S.A. - Lima, Peru
- Dalian Bingshan Metal Processing Co., Ltd. - Osaka, Japan
- Dalian Honjo Chemical Corporation - Dalian, China
- Dalian Sanyo Cold-Chain Co., Ltd. - Dalian, China
- Dalian Sanyo Compressor Co., Ltd. - Dalian, China
- Dalian Sanyo Home Appliance Co., Ltd. - Dalian, China
- Dalian Sanyo Refrigeration Co., Ltd. - Dalian, China
- Hefei Rongshida Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. - Hefei, China
- Hitachi Hitech - Singapore, Singapore
- Mabe Sanyo Compressors S.A. de C.V. - San Luis Potosi, Mexico
- Newsan S.A. - Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Niigata Sanyo Electronic Co., Ltd. - Niigata, Japan
- P.T. Jaya Indah Casting - Bekasi, Indonesia
- P.T. Kumagaya Precision Motor Batam - Batam, Indonesia
- P.T. Sanyo Compressor Indonesia - Bekasi, Indonesia
- P.T. Sanyo Electronics Indonesia - Bekasi, Indonesia
- P.T. Sanyo Energy (Batam) Corporate - Batam, Indonesia
- P.T. Sanyo Industries Indonesia - Jakarta, Indonesia
- P.T. Sanyo Jaya Components Indonesia - Bogor, Indonesia
- P.T. Sanyo Precision Batam - Batam, Indonesia
- Royal Tourist, Ltd. - Osaka, Japan
- Sanwa Electric Philippines, Inc. - Tarlac, Philippines
- Sanwa Estate Philippines, Inc. - Manila, Philippines
- Sanyo (Europe) International AG - Basel, Switzerland
- Sanyo (Philippines), Inc. - Manila, Philippines
- Sanyo (Thailand) Co., Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
- Sanyo Airconditioners (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Sanyo Airconditioners Europe S.r.l. - Milan, Italy
- Sanyo Airconditioners Manufacturing Singapore Pte., Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Sanyo Argo Clima S.r.l. - Gallarate, Italy
- Sanyo Armco (Kenya) Limited - Nairobi, Kenya
- Sanyo Asia Pte Ltd - Singapore, Singapore
- Sanyo Australia Pty. Ltd. - Blacktown, Australia
- Sanyo Automedia Sdn. Bhd. - Penang, Malaysia
- Sanyo Buro-Electronic Europe-Vertrieb GmbH - Munich, Germany
- Sanyo Business Systems (Hong Kong) Limited - North Point, China (Hong Kong)
- Sanyo Canada Holdings 1990 Inc. - Concord, Canada
- Sanyo Canada, Inc. - Concord, Canada
- Sanyo Commercial Refrigeration International Co., Ltd. - Causeway Bay, China (Hong Kong)
- SANYO Component Europe GmbH - Schwalbach, Germany
- Sanyo Compressor Singapore Pte., Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Sanyo Customs Brokerage S.A. de C.V. - Tijuana, Mexico
- Sanyo da Amazonia S.A. - Manaus, Brazil
- Sanyo de Amazonia Ltda. - Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Sanyo Denso Industries (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Sanyo E & E Corporation - San Diego, CA
- Sanyo E.T. Canada, Inc. - Concord, Canada
- Sanyo Electric (China) Co., Ltd. - Beijing, China
- Sanyo Electric (Penang) Sdn. Bhd. - Penang, Malaysia
- Sanyo Electric (Shekou) Ltd. - Shenzhen, China
- Sanyo Electric (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. - Taipei, Taiwan
- Sanyo Electric Credit Co. Ltd. - Osaka, Japan
- Sanyo Electric Finance Netherlands B.V. - Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Sanyo Electric International Finance (UK) PLC - Watford, United Kingdom
- Sanyo Electric Manufacturing (U.K.) Ltd. - Watford, United Kingdom
- Sanyo Electric Trading Co., Ltd. - Osaka, Japan
- Sanyo Electronic (Taichung) Co., Ltd. - Taichung, Taiwan
- Sanyo Electronics S.A. - Ushuaia, Argentina
- Sanyo Energy (Europe) Corporate GmbH - Munich, Germany
- Sanyo Energy (Hong Kong) Company Limited - Hong Kong, China (Hong Kong)
- Sanyo Energy (Singapore) Corporation Pte., Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Sanyo Energy (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. - Taipei, Taiwan
- SANYO Energy (U.S.A.) Corporation - San Diego, CA
- Sanyo Energy (UK) Company Limited - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
- Sanyo Espana S.A. - Barcelona, Spain
- Sanyo Europe Ltd. - Watford, United Kingdom
- Sanyo Fisher Company - Chatsworth, CA
- Sanyo Fisher Home Appliance & Consumer Products Div. - Little Ferry, NJ
- Sanyo Fisher Vertriebs GmbH - Munich, Germany
- Sanyo Gallenkamp B.V. - Etten-Leur, Netherlands
- Sanyo Gallenkamp PLC - Loughborough, United Kingdom
- Sanyo Home Appliance Vietnam Corporation - Bien Hoa, Vietnam
- Sanyo Home Tech Co., Ltd. - Kyoto, Japan
- Sanyo Industries (Malaysia) Berhad - Taiping, Malaysia
- Sanyo Industries (Singapore) Private Limited - Singapore, Singapore
- Sanyo Industries (U.K.) Limited - Lowestoft, United Kingdom
- Sanyo Information Systems (UK) Limited - Watford, United Kingdom
- Sanyo Laser Products, Inc. - Richmond, IN
- Sanyo Logistics Corporation - Torrance, CA
- Sanyo LSI Technology India Private Limited - Bangalore, India
- Sanyo Malaysia Sdn. Bhd - Singapore, Singapore
- Sanyo Marketing Corporation - Manila, Philippines
- Sanyo North American Corporation - San Diego, CA
- Sanyo Office Automation - Chatsworth, CA
- Sanyo Portugal Electronica S.A. - Cacem, Portugal
- Sanyo Precision Singapore Pte., Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Sanyo Pt (M) Sdn. Bhd. - Johor Bahru, Malaysia
- Sanyo Sales & Service Sdn. Bhd. - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
- Sanyo Semiconductor (H.K.) Co., Ltd. - Kowloon, China (Hong Kong)
- Sanyo Semiconductor (S) Pte., Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Sanyo Semiconductor (Shekou) Ltd. - Shenzhen, China
- Sanyo Semiconductor Corporation - Allendale, NJ
- Sanyo Semiconductor Distribution (USA) Corporation - Norwood, NJ
- Sanyo Semiconductor Manufacturing Philippines Corporation - Tarlac, Philippines
- Sanyo Semiconductor Taipei Co., Ltd. - Taipei, Taiwan
- Sanyo SMI Thailand Co., Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
- Sanyo South Africa (Pty) Ltd. - Sandton, South Africa
- Sanyo Tourist Sales Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Sanyo U.K. Limited - Watford, United Kingdom
- Sanyo Universal Electric Public Co., Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
- Sanyo Video Components (USA) Corporation - San Diego, CA
- Sanyo VLSI Engineering Co., Ltd. - Gifu, Japan
- Shanghai Sanyo Bubugao Cleaning Co., Ltd. - Shanghai, China
- Shenyang Sanyo Air Conditioner Co., Ltd. - Shenyang, China
- Shenzhen Huaqiang Sanyo Technology Design Co., Ltd. - Shenzhen, China
- Shenzhen Sanyo Huaqiang Energy Co., Ltd. - Shenzhen, China
- Shenzhen Sanyo Huaqiang Optical Technology Co., Ltd. - Shenzhen, China
- SMI Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Suzhou Sanyo Electro-Mechanical Co., Ltd. - Suzhou, China
- Tattori Sanyo Electric (Hong Kong) Limited - Kwai Chung, China (Hong Kong)
- Tesonic-Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. - Guangzhou, China
- Tianjin Sanyo Telecommunications Equipment Co., Ltd. - Tianjin, China
- Tottori Sanyo Electric (Hong Kong) Limited - Hong Kong, China (Hong Kong)
- Tottori Sanyo Electric (Philippines) Corporation - Cavite, Philippines
- Tottori Sanyo Electric (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. - Shenzhen, China
- Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. - Tottori, Japan

Contact Sanyo


Sanyo
Moriguchi, 570-8677 Japan

Phone: 0069911181

Web: www.sanyo.com

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Alerts

Labor

The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions criticized Sanyo for operating maquiladoras, foreign-owned assembly plants in…

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The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions criticized Sanyo for operating maquiladoras, foreign-owned assembly plants in Mexico where companies import machinery and materials duty-free. Maquiladoras have often been reported as sites of major labor rights violations.

-- International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, 09/01/2003

Source URL: www.icftu.org/www/pdf/wtoepzreport2003-en.pdf


When workers began organizing a union at the Sanyo Capacitor Philippines Corporation, the company responded with threats, intimida…

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When workers began organizing a union at the Sanyo Capacitor Philippines Corporation, the company responded with threats, intimidation, and harassment. The workers had been attempting to address the 12-hour workday and the rule preventing demonstrations or unions.

-- Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, 06/12/2002

Source URL: www.tucp.org.ph/projects/sweatshops/index5-2.htm


Ethics and Governance

The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions cited Sanyo as having business ties to Burma.…

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The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions cited Sanyo as having business ties to Burma. Burma's military regime has been responsible for serious human rights violations, prompting many companies to withdraw business from the country. Sanyo remained in Burma until October 2006.

-- International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, 10/16/2006

Source URL: www.icftu.org/displaydocument.asp?Index=991223009&Language=EN


Sanyo was penalized for making false claims about its renewable energy systems.…

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Sanyo was penalized for making false claims about its renewable energy systems. Over 10,000 of 56,000 solar cell systems sold by Sanyo Electric Clean Energy System Co. from November 1996 to March 2000 were faulty in that they did not generate the amount of electricity claimed by Sanyo. As a result, the company's president resigned and Sanyo was forced to repay subsidies received from Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) for its participation in solar-power projects. In addition, Sanyo solar cell systems were barred from use in projects undertaken by a MITI affiliate.

-- Asian Economic News, 01/01/2001

Source URL: none available


Environment

According to a Greenpeace study of electronic industry pollution, local drinking wells found around the Sonya Video Facility in Ti…

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According to a Greenpeace study of electronic industry pollution, local drinking wells found around the Sonya Video Facility in Tijuana are contaminated with levels of nickel above the safety levels established by the World Health Organization.

-- Greenpeace, 02/15/2007

Source URL: www.greenpeace.org/raw/content/international/press/reports/cutting-edg...