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What we learned from the 'Nightline' report on Foxconn factories

Fair Labor Association Begins Auditing Foxconn's Manufacturing Facilities at Apple's Request

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Last month, Apple and the Fair Labor Association (FLA) announced an agreement that would see the FLA monitoring workplace conditions in Apple's supply chain, providing independent oversight to ensure compliance with worker rights standards set by Apple and the FLA. Apple is the first technology company to join the FLA,...
Fair Labor Association Begins Auditing Foxconn's Manufacturing Facilities at Apple's Request

Apple Orders Investigators To Check Out Labor Conditions In Foxconn (AAPL)

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Big announcement from Apple this morning. (More to come ...) Apple® today announced that the Fair Labor Association will conduct special voluntary audits of Apple’s final assembly suppliers, including Foxconn factories in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China, at Apple’s request. A team of labor rights experts led by FLA president...
Apple Orders Investigators To Check Out Labor Conditions In Foxconn (AAPL)

Fair Labor Association begins independent audits of Foxconn factories

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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

Following heavy criticism, Apple announces new investigation into labor conditions at Foxconn

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Last month saw several big stories reporting on poor working conditions at the factories in China which makes Apple products. Chief executive Tim Cook responded by saying that Apple had nothing to apologize for. Now Apple has announced a series of special “voluntary audits” at Foxconn factories in Shenzen and...
Following heavy criticism, Apple announces new investigation into labor conditions at Foxconn

Foxconn Accused of Hiding Underage Workers During Audits

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AppleInsider reports on an interview with a representative of Hong Kong-based nonprofit Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) claiming that Foxconn used advance knowledge of recent audits by the Fair Labor Association to hide underage workers from auditors. Specifically, the report addresses the issue of 16- and 17-year olds,...
Foxconn Accused of Hiding Underage Workers During Audits

Apple supplier audit begins with Foxconn plant

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Fair Labor Association begins independent inspections of tech giant's suppliers after criticism over alleged abuses of workersApple has reacted togrowing criticism over alleged abuses of workers at its suppliers by asking an independent group, the Fair Labor Association (FLA), to conduct audits of its "final assembly" suppliers. Those include Foxconn,...
Apple supplier audit begins with Foxconn plant

Fair Labor Association begin audits of Apple suppliers at Foxconn City

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Following the release of Apple’s 2012 Supplier Responsibility Report, Apple announced it would be the first technology company admitted to the Fair Labor Association. The FLA will “independently assess facilities in Apple’s supply chain” and publish its independent findings to its website. Today Apple has announced via a press...
Fair Labor Association begin audits of Apple suppliers at Foxconn City

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

Auditors find “significant issues” at Foxconn factories

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Auditors investigating three Apple third-party factories have published their first report, saying it uncovered “significant issues” with the working conditions. The Fair Labor Association, of which Apple is a member, listed excessive overtime, overtime compensation, health and safety risks and communication problems as the issues that have “led to a...
Auditors find “significant issues” at Foxconn factories

Fair Labor Association publishes findings of Apple/Foxconn Investigation

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We knew the Fair Labor Association would be publishing its initial findings of its investigation into Apple’s Foxconn facilities and today the report is officially available through the organization’s website. The full report is here and the press release outlining the investigation is below. According to the recommendations, Foxconn has...
Fair Labor Association publishes findings of Apple/Foxconn Investigation
Fair Labor Association to investigate Apple’s suppliers

Apple and Foxconn vow to improve working conditions, which could boost costs for Dell, Sony Amazon and more

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In response to a wide array of issues discovered by the Fair Labor Association, Apple and Foxconn have entered into an agreement to improve working conditions at the Chinese manufacturer’s plants, reports Reuters. The pledge covers things like safety conditions, maximum number of working hours and overtime compensation. The agreement...
Apple and Foxconn vow to improve working conditions, which could boost costs for Dell, Sony Amazon and more
FLA finds serious labor law violations at Foxconn
No whitewash: The FLA finds dozens of Foxconn violations
Apple, FLA, and Foxconn respond to ABC 'Nightline' report with minor clarifications

ABC Previews 'Nightline' Visit to Foxconn's Chinese Factories

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Over the weekend, ABC announced that it had been granted exclusive access to Foxconn's factories in China where the company assembled products for Apple, with the segment scheduled to air on a special edition of Nightline on Tuesday night. ABC has now posted a preview of the segment, along with...
ABC Previews 'Nightline' Visit to Foxconn's Chinese Factories

Fair Labor Association Offers Initial Impressions on Foxconn Audit as iPads Used to Collect Survey Data

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With the Fair Labor Association's independent audit of Foxconn's manufacturing facilities for Apple products having been underway for several days now, Reuters reports on the association's initial impressions as it works to collect and analyze data on working conditions. According to Fair Labor Association president Auret van Heerden, Foxconn's facilities...
Fair Labor Association Offers Initial Impressions on Foxconn Audit as iPads Used to Collect Survey Data

Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

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Just a couple of days ago, Apple announced that it had reached out to the Fair Labor Association, a non-profit that investigates working conditions for laborers around the world. The organization was asked to perform voluntary audits for Apple on the Foxconn plants in Chengdu and Shenzen China, where it...
Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

Inspect this: Apple supplier Foxconn hikes wages for Chinese workers

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With Hon Hai-owned Foxconn currently welcoming inspectors representing the Fair Labour Association (FLA), the company today announced that it has raised wages for its Chinese workforce by as much as 25% from February, marking its third rise in two years. Foxconn, one of Apple’s key supply partners and maker of its...
Inspect this: Apple supplier Foxconn hikes wages for Chinese workers

The FLA Now says Apple’s Foxconn factories have ‘tons of issues’

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The Fair Labor Association group tasked with auditing a Foxconn Technology Group plant in Shenzhen, China has found a ‘ton of issues’ that need fixing, according to a report from Bloomberg. This report is interesting in light of the fact that Auret van Heerden, the president of the FLA, has already made...
The FLA Now says Apple’s Foxconn factories have ‘tons of issues’

FLA president: iPad plants are no sweatshops, boredom and monotony contributing to suicides

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With the Fair Labor Association (FLA) audit of Apple suppliers at Foxconn City underway for several days now, first details are trickling in. The non-profit agency’s head Auret van Heerden told Reuters than working conditions at Foxconn’s iPad plant are “far better” than those at other sweatshops elsewhere in...
FLA president: iPad plants are no sweatshops, boredom and monotony contributing to suicides
Apple factory inspectors put positive spin on Foxconn conditions, but watchdogs are skeptical

Foxconn's Hiring "Lifestyle" And "Safety" Managers To Make Sure Workers Don't Kill Themselves While Making Your iPhone

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March 10 (Bloomberg) -- Foxconn Technology Group, targeted by labor groups for criticism over its working conditions, is seeking a safety and security officer, a lifestyle services manager and two fire chiefs for a China unit that supplies Apple Inc. Foxconn’s Integrated Digital Products Business Group advertised the positions...
Foxconn's Hiring "Lifestyle" And "Safety" Managers To Make Sure Workers Don't Kill Themselves While Making Your iPhone

FLA president says Apple/Foxconn agreement raises bar, but will it raise prices?

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The findings of the Fair Labor Association’s investigation into Apple’s suppliers beginning with three Foxconn facilities were officially published yesterday. While finding excessive working hours and many violations of Chinese labor law, based on the FLA’s recommendations Foxconn and Apple have agreed to reduce workweek and overtime hours within...
FLA president says Apple/Foxconn agreement raises bar, but will it raise prices?

Apple iPad plant is ‘way, way above average’ says inspector

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It’s not a pressure-cooker environment that is the problem, but boredom and alienation Foxconn workers. Source: Everything iCafe “The facilities are first-class; the physical conditions are way, way above average of the norm.” That’s Auret van Heerden, president of the Fair Labor Association, speaking to Reuters after an initial visit to...
Apple iPad plant is ‘way, way above average’ says inspector
Under increasing scrutiny, Apple supplier Foxconn raises worker wages by 16-25%

Apple supplier auditors send mixed messages about Foxconn

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It’s been less than a week since Apple sent independent auditors to evaluate its third-party factories in China. The auditors have publicly given hints about what they’re finding, but aren’t getting into specifics. On Friday, the Fair Labor Association, the labor rights group Apple joined recently, told Bloomberg that it...
Apple supplier auditors send mixed messages about Foxconn

Bloomberg: FLA is finding ‘tons of issues’ at Apple supplier plants

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Despite reports from Reuters earlier this week profiling Fair Labor Association CEO Auret van Heerden’s positive reaction to the early inspections of Apple’s suppliers in Shenzhen, China, Bloomberg announced today van Heerden’s comments actually “reflected his previous interactions with Foxconn.” In contrast to Reuters original article, during a phone interview...
Bloomberg: FLA is finding ‘tons of issues’ at Apple supplier plants

Inspectors Have Already Found A Bunch Of Problems At Foxconn (AAPL)

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After the first few days of inspections at Foxconn by the Fair Labor Association, the group's CEO tells Bloomberg it has found several issues with the facility. In the Bloomberg interview, FLA's CEO Auret van Heerden said: “We’re finding tons of issues...I believe we’re going to see some very...
Inspectors Have Already Found A Bunch Of Problems At Foxconn (AAPL)
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