18 September, 2019

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Apple Pledges To Eradicate Child Labour From Technology Supply Industry

iPhone maker increases supply chain audits to tackle underage and underpaid workers after Foxconn suicide reports

“Apple increased audits of working conditions at major suppliers last year, discovering multiple cases of underage workers, discrimination and wage problems.The iPhone and iPad maker, which relies heavily on Asian-based partners to assemble the vast majority of its iPhones and iPads, said it conducted 393 audits – 72% more than in 2011 – reviewing sites where more than 1.5 million workers make its gadgets.” the Guardian reports.

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