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Apple claims progress on underage employment and conflict materials

13
Feb
2014

Apple has released its eighth annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report. The report outlines the companys successes in giving more than a million people in its supply chain safe and ethical working conditions, and details Apples plans for the ethical sourcing of minerals. In this years report, Apple found 8 facilities had used underage labor, with a total of 11 active cases and 12 historical cases — a significant drop. In October 2013, it was reported that Apple supplier Foxconn pressured thousands of interns from Chinas Xian Institute of Technology to work overtime on the assembly line for Sonys PlayStation 4.

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