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Fair Labor Association begins independent audits of Foxconn factories

arstechnica.com
Apple has announced on Monday that independent third-party inspections of its final assembly plants in China have officially begun in "Foxconn City." The factory in Shenzhen is one of several facilities that will be audited by the Fair Labor Association, a labor rights activist group that admitted Apple as a member...
Fair Labor Association begins independent audits of Foxconn factories

Foxconn hiring lifestyle and safety experts to improve worker conditions at Apple factories

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A report from Bloomberg today confirms Foxconn is interested in hiring new safety and security experts to help improve working conditions in facilities responsible for supplying Apple products. Foxconn’s retail division chairman Louis Woo confirmed the job listings, which include a “lifestyle manager” responsible for maintaining worker dorms and healthcare,...
Foxconn hiring lifestyle and safety experts to improve worker conditions at Apple factories

Apple suppliers get independent audits

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The organization auditing Apple’s supply chain in China says it will publicly release the names of the companies that it reviews. The Fair Labor Association said its labor team will visit Foxconn factories in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China, at Apple’s request, the company said in a statement Monday. Read full...
Apple suppliers get independent audits
Apple, labor group comment on Chinese factories ahead of shareholder meeting

Fair Labor Association says Foxconn's Apple iPad plant is 'first class'

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With full, independent audits of Apple assembly partner Foxconn's assembly facilities now under way, the initial assessment from the Fair Labor Association is that conditions at the Chinese manufacturing plants are much better than garment factories in China....
Fair Labor Association says Foxconn's Apple iPad plant is 'first class'

You're Going To Start Getting A Lot More Facebook Spam, Say Privacy Groups (FB)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two privacy advocacy groups urged Facebook Inc on Monday to withdraw proposed changes to its terms of service that would allow the company to share user data with recently acquired photo-application Instagram, eliminate a user voting system and loosen email restrictions within the social network. The...
You're Going To Start Getting A Lot More Facebook Spam, Say Privacy Groups (FB)

Foxconn and Apple to split costs to improve factory conditions

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Foxconn plans to improve labor conditions in its Chinese factories where iPhones and iPads are made, according to CEO Terry Gou, and Apple will reportedly share in the costs of making those improvements. "We've discovered that this [improving factory conditions] is not a cost. It is a competitive strength," Gou told...
Foxconn and Apple to split costs to improve factory conditions

Apple Beginning Independent Environmental Audits of Chinese Suppliers' Facilities

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While Apple's partnership with the Fair Labor Association to conduct independent audits of working conditions at factories in Apple's supply chain has been gaining headlines in recent weeks, USA Today reports that Apple is also gearing up for independent environmental audits of several suppliers. The news comes as Apple yesterday...
Apple Beginning Independent Environmental Audits of Chinese Suppliers' Facilities

Who Supplies Apple? (It's Not Just China): An Interactive Map

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Last month, Apple Inc. released its updated list of suppliers. This report says it includes "the major manufacturing locations of suppliers who provide raw materials and components or perform final assembly on Apple." ChinaFile used this data to construct the interactive map, above. The Cupertino-based company has been publishing annual...
Who Supplies Apple? (It's Not Just China): An Interactive Map
Apple cuts ties with supplier after audit reveals 74 cases of underage labor
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