Astrid Taberman and Kristoffer Thelenius


Sustainable development in the technology industry

with focus on social responsibility



The need to evaluate the working standards of technology factories has become a growingly present matter as an increased amount of extreme cases have been published in media.

In this study we have researched how Swedish companies, in the technology industry, work with these kind of evaluations today and how they might be able to improve their work by getting inspiration from other industries.

The different companies that execute these controls are all more or less working in the same way. If this is to be considered as an advantage or disadvantage is hard to say, but there are performance gaps in the process that could be excluded by well directed investments.

An obvious requisition for the industry to improve in their CSR related work, is for the larger companies to be pioneers in the area and set a standard in the industry that other companies must comply to.