Samsung accused of 'unsustainable labour practices' in its supply chain; Incl. co. statement
In 2019, investigative news reporters at Korean media outlet, Hankyoreh, released a series called “Global Samsung: A report on unsustainable labor practices", based on its investigations into mobile phone factories supplying to Samsung in India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. The series includes a number of labour rights allegations including, health and safety concerns linked to worker deaths, poor wages, exploitation and union busting. Links to the reports, in English and Korean, can be found below.
Samsung says it takes the allegations seriously and has released a statement in response to the series, included below. Also included below is a previous response Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has sought from Samsung in relation to some of the issues raised in the Hankyoreh series.