Apple Sends Team Of Experts At Factory Accused Of Labor Violations

A New York based non-profit released a report today accusing one of Apple’s suppliers in China of mistreating workers. The same non-profit, China Labor Watch, also accused Pegatron of worker abuse a couple of months back. Apple has now released a statement regarding the matter. The company says that it has already sent a team of experts to the facility which will look into the claims regarding workers being mistreated. The company’s spokesperson also said that Apple takes concerns about its suppliers “very seriously.”

The factory belongs to a U.S. based company, Jabil Circuit, which has its headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Jabil Green Point factory is located in Wuxi, China. The report released by China Labor Watch claims that this factory manufactures the casing for Apple’s rumored budget iPhone, the iPhone 5C. Apple didn’t reveal what it has tapped the factory to manufacture. It said that three audits of the Wuxi factory have been conducted in the past 36 months alone while Jabil has its own auditing program with an “excellent track record of meeting Apple’s high standards.” Jabil has released a statement as well, saying that the company is committed to “ensuring every employee is provided with a safe working environment.”

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