- Updated March 29, 2012, 8:41 p.m. ET
Audit Faults Apple Supplier
Outside Audit Finds Health, Safety Violations at Foxconn
A top Apple Inc. supplier agreed to change its labor practices after an outside audit of its Chinese factories found widespread breaches of work rules, including 60-hour work weeks and other health and safety violations.
Foxconn Investigation Report Highlights
The investigation of manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., known as Foxconn, was conducted by the Fair Labor Association and is the latest to document workers-rights violations in Apple’s supply chain.
The audit was based, in part, on surveys of 35,500 workers building products like iPods, iPads and iPhones at three Foxconn facilities in Shenzhen and Chengdu. Apple, whose own audits have found similar violations, requested the investigation.
The nonprofit labor group found at least 50 legal or…
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