Apple Agrees to Labor Reforms After ‘Serious’ Foxconn Violations

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Should Apple, Sony, HP, Microsoft – or any of the numerous consumer electronic companies that use Foxconn as their supplier – be held responsible for their suppliers’ labor practices? Isn’t it ultimately the responsibility of that company and its country’s government to regulate and ensure its citizens are being treated fairly?

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After months of growing scrutiny over its labor practices, Apple has agreed to implement reforms following an independent audit that discovered major violations in the sprawling Chinese factories that produce iPhones and iPads. The report, conducted by the Fair Labor Association, comes as Apple seeks to diffuse criticism about labor conditions at Foxconn following a rash of worker suicides and industrial accidents.

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2 thoughts on “Apple Agrees to Labor Reforms After ‘Serious’ Foxconn Violations

    Dominic Cox said:
    03/30/2012 at 9:53 am

    Great! This is good news for the employees of Foxconn & Apple’s corporate reputation. Hopefully things will continue to improve along these lines.

      bahafis responded:
      03/30/2012 at 2:11 pm

      Hopefully Foxconn employees won’t have to go through unfair treatment now that the cat is out of the bag. I must say I didn’t realize that so many would be surveyed – 35,500 – which is a good thing!!
      The full report and a NY Times interview of the President and CEO of FLA, goes into more detail about the investigation.

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