In January 2017 the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC) organized a dialog event in Xi’an, China. About 130 representatives from ICT companies, international NGOs, CR organizations, auditing firms as well as the world of science discussed how to promote the development of a more sustainable supply chain for ICT products. They especially focused on the supply chain aspects of working hours/wages, health and safety, the environment, and ethics. JAC is an alliance of currently 17 telecommunications providers; Deutsche Telekom is a founding member.
Among other things, the following results were achieved at the event: