02 Apr '12, 12pm

Is Foxconn driving Apple toward greater transparency?

Is Foxconn driving Apple toward greater transparency?

The results of the Fair Labor Association's (FLA) investigation into Apple's supplier Foxconn Technology Group should come as little surprise to concerned observers, considering the attention given to a rash of suicides in 2010 at one of the plants owned by China's largest private employer. Apple's response, however -- as well as its agreement to have FLA investigate workplace conditions at three of Foxconn's plants in China -- may well represent an evolution toward greater transparency at the computer giant since Tim Cook became CEO. Following the deaths of at least 17 workers who leapt to their deaths from the roof of an onsite dormitory, members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) issued an Inves tor Statement , calling on "global brands to disclose the nature and severity of many of the problems found at these facilities, and what they are doing...

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