10 Feb '12, 12pm

Protesters Confront Apple Over Foxconn Conditions

Protesters Confront Apple Over Foxconn Conditions

In what appear to be unrelated acts of protest against Apple following news reports about unacceptable work conditions at Apple suppliers such as Foxconn, a group of protesters delivered petitions to Apple stores and a group of hackers leaked the passwords and usernames of Foxconn's entire staff. Petitions for Change Change.org (>250,000 signatures) and SumOfUs.org (>50,000 signatures) teamed up to deliver petitions on Thursday to Apple's new Grand Central store in New York, as well as Apple stores in Washington D.C., San Francisco, London, Sydney, and Bangalore (which raises the question: why not in Taiwan, home of Foxconn or China, where Foxconn is the largest private employer?).Consumer pressure will keep Apple motivated, but the fact is that the petitions enter the fray of one of the most difficult issues sustainability managers face. Although Foxconn employees reporte...

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