Apple has been receiving a fair bit of backlash over how some of their suppliers treat their workers, not to mention that some of their suppliers allegedly employ underaged workers as well. Tim Cook has made trips to Foxconn in the past and the Cupertino company has conducted checks in the past, and it looks like all that talk has finally resulted in action as Apple has announced that they would be ending their relationship with one of their suppliers. According to Senior Vice President of Operations, Jeff Williams (via Reuters), the company has ended their relationship with one of their component suppliers, Guangdong Real Faith Pingzhou Electronics over the fact that there were issues regarding underaged labors. In a statement, Williams was quoted as saying, “We go deep in the supply chain to find it […] And when we do find it, we ensure that the underage workers are taken care of, the suppliers are dealt with.” What do you guys think? Is this the beginning of more displays of corporate social responsibility by Apple, and do you think it will be enough to quiet the naysayers?
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