Jabil
Electronic manufacturing services
Founded in 1966, it is an EMS provider for international electronics companies with 90 locations in 23 countries. Services range from product design and component procurement to product testing, order fulfillment and supply chain management. Clients include Apple, GE, Cisco, Johnson & Johnson and Hewlett-Packard.

Overall

Owned USA
Rating F
About the Ratings
Jabil Circuit Inc
USA

Company Assessment

Jabil Circuit Inc
Praise
America's Most Responsible Companies 2022 by Newsweek and Statista recognises the Top 500 most responsible companies in the United States. Companies were evaluated in three areas: environmental (waste, energy use, etc.), social (leadership diversity, employees and philanthropy) and governance (transparency and economic performance). This company received a total score of 86/100, ranking 13th in the Technology Hardware sector, and 34th overall.
Criticism
This 2014 report reveals how workers at a Jabil Circuit factory in China, workers endure hiring discrimination, hiring fees, a lack of safety training, 110 hours of overtime per month, mandatory overtime, a lack of effective grievance channels, and more.
In 2022 the median pay for a worker at this company was US$8,131. The CEO was paid 2,021 times this amount. Exorbitant CEO pay is a major contributor to rising inequality. CEOs are getting more because of their power to set pay, not because they are increasing productivity or possess specific, high-demand skills. The economy would suffer no harm if CEOs were paid less (or taxed more). In contrast, the CEO-to-typical-worker compensation ratio was 20-to-1 in 1965 and 58-to-1 in 1989.
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 33/100 in the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 21 Oct 2022). The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
Information
Half of this company's workers in Malaysia are foreign and employed through work agencies to whom the workers pay illegal recruitment fees for false promises of direct contracts. They receive wages lower than promised for working up to 26 days of 12 hour shifts when contracts stipulate 8 hours. Salaries are often delayed for up to 6 months, overtime is not compensated, breaks are unpaid and medical leave is a pay deduction. Passports are withheld by the work agencies and they have no right to join trade unions.
This company has the low score of 20% on a report card on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in corporate America.
This company is a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative), which helps companies address conflict minerals issues in their supply chains. The RMI provides information on conflict-free smelters and refiners, common tools to gather sourcing information, and forums for exchanging best practices on addressing conflict minerals. Membership is open to companies that use or transact in tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold (3TG). Founded in 2008 by members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.
Source: RMI (2019)
This company is a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition), a non-profit coalition of electronics companies which supports the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities worldwide affected by the global electronics supply chain. RBA members commit and are held accountable to a common Code of Conduct and utilize a range of RBA training and assessment tools to support continuous improvement in the social, environmental and ethical responsibility of their supply chains.
Source: RBA (2022)
This company has Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility claims on its website.
In 2023, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change score of C.
Source: CDP (2023)
This 2015 report by Good Electronics rates electronics companies on their compliance with labour rights in Mexico. This company was rated 'bare minimum'.
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
In 2023, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security score of C.
Source: CDP (2023)
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
JUST Capital polls Americans every year to identify the issues that matter most in defining just business behaviour. For their 2024 rankings the public identified 20 issues, which are organised under the headings Workers, Communities, Customers, Shareholders and Environment. JUST Capital then define metrics that map to those issues and track and analyse the largest, publicly traded U.S. companies. This analysis powers their rankings, in which this company ranked 378th of 937 companies, and 19th of 34 Semiconductors & Equipment companies.
This company is listed on the Facing Finance website as a company that manufactures weapons or profits from violations of human rights, pollution, corruption, or international law. Follow link for further details.

Company Details

Type:
Public company
Revenue:
15.8 billion USD (2014)
Employees:
150,000 (2014)

Contact Details

Address:
St Petersburg, Florida, USA
Website:
www.jabil.com

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