This company has areas of concern regarding Political Influence, Workers Rights, and Business Ethics.
54, rue La Boétie Paris France
"Alcatel-Lucent found its calling: supplying high-tech equipment for telecommunications networks. Supplying service providers, the company's core carrier unit offers network switching and transmission systems for wireline and wireless networks, terrestrial and submarine optical systems, microwave radio products, and fixed access equipment. Its enterprise division provides corporate and government clients with unified communications systems, data networking gear, and contact center systems. Alcatel-Lucent's application division develops IP television, payment, messaging, and mobile TV software. The company's services range from application and systems integration to managed services and maintenance."
 Political Influence
- Alcatel-Lucent Fined US$2.5 Million For Bribery In China"Alcatel-Lucent says it has reached an intercession agreement with the United States Department of Justice on the bribery scandal in China and will pay US$2.5 million in fine...Between 2000 and 2003, Lucent reportedly spent millions of dollars arranging more than 300 tours for Chinese officials either for sightseeing or for entertainment and leisure. During this period, it also sponsored and arranged 24 tours for Chinese government clients."
- Ex-ICE Official Faces Bribery Charges in Alcatel Scandal"In December 2006, a US federal grand jury indicted a former executive of French telecoms equipment supplier Alcatel for allegedly paying US$2.5mn in bribes to Bravo, a former ICE board member, in order to win a mobile telephony infrastructure contract. The former Alcatel executive, Christian Sapsizian, is alleged to have offered the ICE official 1.5-2% of the contract's value. Alcatel won the contract in August 2001 worth US$149mn to install 400,000 GSM mobile lines for ICE."
- Architects of Alcatel-Lucent merger resign"Thierry Breton, France's former Finance Minister, is being touted as a leading candidate to take the helm of Alcatel-Lucent, the world's largest telecoms equipment supplier...However, Mr Breton, who was chief executive of France Telecom before he joined the French Government in 2005, may face opposition from American board members over his proximity to the Parisian political establishment, sources said."
 Worker's Rights
- Workers in protest at Jabil, Alcatel-Lucent sites in Brest"Workers at the manufacturing sites of Jabil Circuit Inc. and Alcatel-Lucent in Brest, in the French region of Brittany, blocked the way Wednesday (Oct. 17). They expressed their dissatisfaction after the company officially stated that it would cut 200 to 203 jobs, out of 514, by June 2008, reported Agence France Presse. Jabil Circuit (St. Petersburg, Florida) made the announcement late August after Alcatel-Lucent decided to transfer manufacturing activities from Jabil in Brest to Solectron in China."
- Thousands march in Paris over Alcatel-Lucent job cuts"Thousands of European workers from Alcatel-Lucent demonstrated in Paris on Thursday against plans by the newly-merged telecoms equipment maker to cut 4,500 jobs.Union organisers said between 3,000 and 5,000 people took part, carrying banners that read "Yes to Jobs in Europe, No to Relocations" as they marched toward the company's main offices. "Alcatel-Lucent is a global company with its base in Europe and this is a French and European problem affecting the future of high-tech industries," said the secretary general of the French CFDT union, Francois Chereque."The problem of the future of high-tech businesses must be tackled on a European scale," he said.French employees took part alongside workers from Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain."
- EPA Honors Alcatel-Lucent for Its Work in Recycling Chemicals Used in Batteries Needed to Power Communications Systems"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) as one of its National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) partners for its work in preventing harmful chemicals from entering the environment. The EPA recognized the company for the success of battery recycling programs that were initiated three years ago and have resulted in the recycling of more than 2 million pounds of lead from lead acid batteries.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) as one of its National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) partners for its work in preventing harmful chemicals from entering the environment. The EPA recognized the company for the success of battery recycling programs that were initiated three years ago and have resulted in the recycling of more than 2 million pounds of lead from lead acid batteries."