Spryte Labs launches Spryte FairTech, a complete technology sourcing certification program that ensures the technology you use is developed responsibly. Concerned with working conditions and compensation levels practiced by tech shops globally, Spryte Labs aims to help certify and promote companies that engage in responsible and ethical software development practices.
Of note are exploitative working conditions, chronic underpayment and demanding hours which have become increasingly common at many offshore tech shops.
Many of the apps and websites we use every day are developed by outsourced software teams in countries with little to no regulations on working conditions. This has led to gray-areas and ethically questionable practices. Some countries such as France have strict “remote-work” policies, but many others do not, which leaves developers at risk.
The rise and acceptance of remote work during the pandemic has changed the landscape for software developers and information tech workers. With more than two decades of outsourcing experience, the leadership at Spryte is familiar with the practices associated with outsourcing and has noticed worrying trends as demand for offshore developers skyrockets.
Spryte Labs’ FairTech is in response to requests from its clients committed to environmental, social and governance initiatives and to anticipate and prevent the major labor abuses which have plagued the textile, fashion and manufacturing industries for decades.
Spryte Labs is launching FairTech certification program to its network of more than 300 development partners worldwide. To enroll as a certified partner click here.
Spryte Labs encourages anyone in the technology industry with an interest in FairTech to join the group by clicking here. Developers wishing to inform on abusive work environments and practices can do so anonymously using the tip line.