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23 February 2012

GoodElectronics, makeITfair, IMF declare FLA investigation at Apple supplier Foxconn to be a PR stunt

Author: makeITfair, GoodElectronics, IMF

In January, GoodElectronics and makeITfair commented on Apple joining the FLA in an open statement , pointing out major flaws in the FLA system, but still expressing hope that FLA and Apple would take the necessary steps to address key problems within...

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22 February 2012

Fair Labor Association Launches Independent Investigation of Foxconn

Author: Fair Labor Association

The investigation that commenced at Foxconn City in Shenzhen on February 13 continues to move forward. This thorough investigation will be followed by an assessment of another Foxconn factory in Shenzhen and one in Chengdu. This ongoing investigation...

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21 February 2012

[video] Message from FLA [Fair Labor Association] Board Chair Kitty Higgins

[regarding the FLA's audits of Foxconn in China]

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18 February 2012

FLA waters down rights violations at Apple suppliers

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18 February 2012

[PDF] FLA waters down rights violations at Apple suppliers

Author: Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM)

Since 2008, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) has been monitoring the working conditions at Foxconn. And SACOM has found systematic labour rights violations in the company, including involuntary labour, negligence in work...

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15 February 2012

Foxconn Working Conditions: iPad Plant Better Than The Norm, Says Fair Labor Association [China]

Author: Terril Yue Jones, Reuters

Working conditions at Chinese manufacturing plants where Apple Inc's iPads and iPhones are made are far better than those at garment factories or other facilities elsewhere in the country, according to the head of…[t]he Fair Labor Association…FLA…is...

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13 February 2012

Apple supplier audit begins with Foxconn plant [China]

Author: Charles Arthur, Guardian [UK]

Apple has reacted to growing 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...The first inspections began on Monday...

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10 February 2012

Core values [China]

Author: Li Qiang, Director, China Labour Watch in South China Morning Post

Dear Mr Cook, I am one of the millions of people who use an iPhone every day...I find that the labour conditions in Apple's supplier factories are actually not the worst of the factories used by multinational electronics companies...Apple has done...

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2 February 2012

Apple Sweatshops & Twitter Censorship: A Defining Moment for CSR

Author: Christine Bader on CSRwire Talkback

Apple’s supplier woes have put the social impacts of business onto every media outlet...Twitter users organized a boycott...after the company’s announcement that it would withhold tweets in countries where the content is illegal…These cases of how...

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19 January 2012

Corporations Launch First-Of-A-Kind Testing Of New Labor & Human Rights Supply Chain Performance Indicators [USA]

Author: Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project, Labor & Worklife Program, Harvard Law School [USA]; IRRC Institute [USA]

Nine companies this month launched a process to test newly-developed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to assess reputational risks and operational shortcomings associated with labor and human rights factors in corporate supply chains. Collectively,...

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