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Latest concerns re Apple supply chain - Jan-Feb 2012

In early 2012 numerous reports were issued regarding concerns about Apple's suppliers, particularly on the issue of working conditions in China. On 13 January Apple released its 2012 Supplier Responsibility Report, published for the first time a list of most of its suppliers, and announced it had joined the Fair Labor Assoication - the first technology company to do so...The following is a selection of news reports and commentaries on these issues in recent weeks. [includes articles on consumer response, including whether to boycott Apple; concerns over transparency & interviews by CEO Tim Cook. Articles from CSR Asia, IDG News, Daily Beast, BBC News, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, New York Times. Also refers to Dell, HP, Nokia, Sony, Foxconn (part of Hon Hai).]

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