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Labour standards remain critical risk for firms manufacturing in China – new Maplecroft report

A recent spate of stories focusing on electronics companies with manufacturing operations in the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have highlighted poor labour standards and reputational risks relevant to all multinational corporations with subsidiaries and supply chains in China…"China is rated extreme risk in Maplecroft's Working Conditions Index…" said Maplecroft labour rights expert, Monique Bianchi…Maplecroft's 'Labour Standards Report - China' contains in-depth analysis for all major labour issues including: working hours, compensation, health and safety, freedom of association, labour contracts, discrimination, migrant workers, forced labour and child labour…[Also refers to Apple, Dell, Foxconn (part of Hon Hai), HP, IBM, KYE systems, Lenovo, Meitai Plastic and Electronic, Microsoft]