16 Feb '12, 10am

Under Pressure, Apple Agrees to an External Audit of its Supply Chain

Apple began talks and preparation with the FLA for the recently begun audits months ago, as in last year. Apple has been conducting and publishing it’s own audits of suppliers since at least 2007 and has seen steady improvements. The 250,000 online petitions were given as a huge publicity stunt (read – fundraiser) for Change.org and Sumofus.org. They had no influence Apple’s current actions since the audits had already been planned and nearly begun before the CNN’s hit piece and the firestorm of unjustified criticism that followed. You would know this if you had any idea what FLA actually is or the process of joining and maintaining membership. The external audits are a requirement of membership in the FLA. You can check out their website at fairlabor.org, 5 minutes of reading would have changed your article substantially. Obviously that’s either too difficult for you or w...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/02/pressed-protestors-ap...

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