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Friday, 9 March 2018

Apple and labor exploitation in its factories, myth or reality?

Today Apple has published its report on the progress of supplier responsibility , detailing the work in improving the conditions of the facilities of its suppliers.

Apple notes that each of its 15 million employees working in supply chains have been trained, including 3 million employees last year.

The report, on the other hand, also offers other types of details and information about some of the problems that Apple has faced in its supply chain .

Does Apple exploit the employees of its factories?

Apple has reviewed 756 of its suppliers in 30 different countries as part of its progress report, with 197 of these suppliers being analyzed for the first time.

Apparently, the company of the bitten apple assigns a score taking into account the performance of the workers, the conditions of the same and the violations of their norms.

    "A score between 90 and 100 represents high performance. A score of 59 represents a low performance. A score between 60 and 80 represents an average performance. "

In regards to the violations, Apple mentioned that it found 44 violations of its work rules , more than twice as much as last year. Among this violation of rules the company found 2 cases in which employees did not exceed the age limit , and 38 cases in which workers falsified their schedules.

In other cases, Apple tried to return the money to employees who had not collected what they owed , specifically in the Philippines. On the other hand, the COO Jeff Williams wanted to talk about a new program in which they motivate women to focus on their personal health:

    "A new preventive health report encourages women to focus on their personal health, and share that knowledge with their family and community. Our goal is to reach one million women by 2020. "

Apple has been accused of exploitation on several occasions. But cases are usually isolated, and their suppliers operate in more than 30 different countries , so it is practically impossible for Apple to control all the facilities in its supply chain.

Via | 9to5mac 

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