Apple

Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
03/08/2017
(Apple)
Report accuses electronics companies for: holding a large voting bloc on most U.S. green standards groups; consistently opposing repair and reuse designs for their products; instead approve criteria they can easily achieve and earn green certificates.          United StatesRepair.org, Motherboard.VICEConsumer Deception, Lobbying, Negligence, Pollution
29/07/2017AppleApple removes several VPN apps from Apple's app store in China that help users evade China's Great Firewall of internet censorship.ChinaThe New York Times, (2)Privacy Invasion
18/06/2017Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Worker interviews expose public scolding, insults and humiliation by management at factory manufacturing electronics.Longhua, Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaThe GuardianAbusive Management
27/02/2017
(Supplier Of Apple)
Investigation has found wretched working conditions in unregulated artisanal mines where cobalt is extracted for smartphones: abundant child labor; as young as four years old working; 12-hour daily shifts; workers earning as little as 8p a day; desperately dangerous conditions; exposure to cobalt and dust fumes; mine tunnels are dug by hand by miners who have no protective equipment; recent death reported due to mine collapse.Katanga, Democratic Republic of the CongoSky NewsChild Labor, Deaths, Excessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
28/11/2016
(Supplier Of Apple)
Investigation uncovers ties between tin mine held by United Wa State Army (UWSA) in Myanmar and supply chains for multinational companies. UWSA, blacklisted over accusations of trafficking in heroin and methamphetamine, is also responsible among other armed groups for keeping Myanmar in a state of near-perpetual civil war for decades.    Man Maw, Myanmar (Burma)ReutersDrug Trafficking, War Crimes
19/05/2016Pegatron Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Worker accused electronics factory for " blatant exploitation": management got rid of food subsidies; the lowest wages paid were reduced to the bare minimum of 2,190 RMB; forced workers to pay the individual portion of social insurance.    Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchNon-Living Wage, Unpaid Insurance
25/04/2016Pegatron Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor concerns at factory (50,000 people) assembling iPhones: too low wages; workers want more overtime hours; 60 work hours per week during low season (March-April).Shanghai, ChinaBloomberg, China Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage
12/04/2016AppleApple accused of publishing false data concerning labor conditions on it's supplier factories.ChinaChina Labor WatchConsumer Deception, Fraud, Inspection Fraud
24/02/2016Pegatron Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Extremely low base wages make workers dependent on excessive overtime work to support their lives in Shanghai. 71.1% of workers’ average toil more than 60 hours/week.Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, Unpaid Overtime
22/10/2015Pegatron Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Workers producing iPhone 6s spend as much as 119 overtime hours/month, and once home they sleep in moldy, unhygienic dorms infested with bed bugs alongside 13 other people.Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
07/08/2015Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Female worker found lying dead on the ground outside Foxconn's Zaofu factory.Zhengzhou, China China Labor WatchDeaths
04/08/2015Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Male worker at Foxconn factory jumped from building to his death.Zhengzhou, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
03/08/2015Kesheng Technology
(Supplier Of Apple)
Workers protest after learning that the company - a major supplier of product casings to Apple - planned to move operations without giving workers reasonable compensation.  Suzhou, ChinaChina Labor WatchUnpaid Wages
11/02/2015Pegatron Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Workers paid below local living standard. Workers are forced to work as many as 132 hours/month of overtime to compensate.Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage
03/02/2015Pegatron Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Worker (26 years old) dies after working 84 hours/week, family claims;12 hour daily shifts; 7 days/week.Shanghai, ChinaDaily MailDeaths, Excessive Work Hours
22/12/2014Zhen Ding Technology Holdings Limited
(Supplier Of Apple)
Incidents of over 100 security guards harassing and beating factory workers. Workers toil for 64 to 72 hours/week; with low wages; workers are numb and exhausted. "We are just machines" - Zhen Ding Tech worker
Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaInstitute for Global Labour and Human RightsAbusive Management, Beatings & Violence, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Pollution, Tax Avoidance, Union Repression
18/12/2014
(Suppliers Of Apple)
Adult and children workers digging “tin ore out by hand in extremely dangerous conditions”. “Miners can be buried alive when the walls of sand or mud collapse”Bangka, IndonesiaBBCChild Labor, Occupational Hazard
18/12/2014Pegatron Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Forced overtime; labor reaching to 18 hours/day; cramped dormitories; limited or no brakes cause exhaustion to workforce which falls asleep on duty.Shanghai, ChinaBBCExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime
25/09/2014Jabil Circuit Inc.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor violations including: unsafe working environment, verbally abusive management, workforce dependent on overtime wages, cases of unpaid overtime wages, crowded dormitories (8 people/per room).Wuxi, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Insurance, Unpaid Overtime
04/09/2014Catcher Technology
(Supplier Of Apple)
Two investigations throughout 2013-2014 find labor violations including: excessive overtime nearly 100 hours/month, hazardous waste poured into a nearby river, unsafe working environment. Catcher workers have "suffered skin and eye irritation, and are at risk for more serious health problems" making tablet computers, smartphones and laptops.Suqian, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Inspection Fraud, Occupational Hazard, Pollution, Union Repression, Unpaid Insurance, Unpaid Overtime
05/05/2014NXP Semiconductors
(Supplier Of Apple)
NXP Semiconductors accused of firing 24 union workers for union activity.Cabuyao, Laguna, Calabarzon, PhilippinesIndustriALLUnion Repression
31/12/2013
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01/08/2013
Quanta Computer
(Supplier Of Apple)
Investigation reveals 15 sets of labor violations at electronics factory; more than $1.8 million in monthly unpaid overtime; 12-hour daily shifts, 6-7 days/week; mandatory overtime; hours more than two times in excess of statutory limits.Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
09/12/2013Pegatron Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Child worker (15 years old), among other sudden deaths of workers at Pegatron factory primarily making iPhone 5s and tablet PCs. Pegatron never carried out in-depth investigations into the causes of death after the incidents occurred.Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Negligence
09/09/2013Pegatron Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Investigation reveals that at least 100 student workers have not received all due wages or had their wages deducted by significant amountsChinaChina Labor WatchUnpaid Wages
31/08/2013
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01/03/2013
Jabil Circuit Inc.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor violations at factory (30,000 workers) manufcturing iphones: hiring discrimination over age (18-35) and tattoos; inadequate safety training; 12 hour daily work shifts; approximately 6 days/week; work reaching 110 hours of monthly overtime; standing work for 11.5 hours; 11 hours of forced and unpaid monthly overtime; potential audit fraud; workers rely on overtime work to earn a living wage; base wage is 1,500 RMB ($245).  Wuxi, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor Watch, (2)Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
29/07/2013
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01/03/2013
RiTeng Computer Accessory Co., Ltd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor violations at factory producing exterior components for computers: hiring discrimination over gender and age (below 35 years old); inadequate training; work 7 days/week during peak season (126 hours of monthly overtime); 14 hour monthly unpaid overtime; 12 hour daily shifts; more if daily quota isn't met; coerced overtime; work while standing for some workers; inadequate fire protection; 40 confirmed student workers (16 - 18 years old); base salary inadequate to cover basic needs ($233 month) ($1.34 per hour); workers dependent on overtime; workers trained by management during audit visits; wastewater poured into the sewage system.Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchChild Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Pollution, Unpaid Overtime
29/07/2013
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01/03/2013
AVY Precision Technology Ltd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor violations at factory (3,000 employees) manufacturing exterior computer parts: forced labor; ID's withheld for 3-14 days preventing workers from leaving the factory; hiring discrimination over age groups (above 35 years old) and workers with tattoos; discrimination against pregnant women;  insufficient training procedure; 12 hour daily shifts (~136 hours monthly overtime); work 20- 31  days month; unpaid 14 hours of monthly overtime; mandatory overtime; base wage cannot meet basic needs ($240.95); workers rely on overtime; 80% of employees work while standing; factory disposes cutting solution to sewage system; chemical hazard; injuries; dispatch workers don't recieve social insurance; worker harassement and scolding if quota isn't met.Suzhou, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Labor, Forced Overtime, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Pollution, Unpaid Insurance, Unpaid Overtime
14/05/2013Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
30-year old male worker jumps off roof to his death.Zhengzhou, Henan, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
27/03/2013Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
23-year old female worker jumps off 12th floor to her death.Zhengzhou, Henan, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
24/03/2013Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
24-year old male worker jumps off Yukang dormitory building to his death.Zhengzhou, Henan, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
31/12/2012
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01/01/2012

(Suppliers Of Apple)
Child labor, as well cases of excessive working-hours, hazardous waste and emissions, dangerous occupational environments, discrimination, and bonded labor found in audit of factories in 14 different countries initiated by Apple on its own supply chain.InternationalApple, Financial TimesChild Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Labor, Occupational Hazard, Pollution
07/10/2012
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01/10/2012
RiTeng Computer Accessory Co., Ltd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Gross and systematic labour abuses are found at iPad mini manufacturer, including excessive and unpaid overtime, abusive use of student labor, and hazardous working environments, according to NGO investigation.Songjiang, Shanghai, ChinaSACOMAbusive Management, Child Labor, Excessive Work Hours, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Insurance, Unpaid Overtime, Unpaid Wages
05/10/2012Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Three to four thousand production workers strike, protesting overly strict demands on product quality without providing worker training for the corresponding skills.Zhengzhou, Henan, ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Negligence
27/09/2012Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Foxconn workers allege dehumanizing treatment, bullying, and awful management in company factories and dorms.ChinaReutersAbusive Management, Beatings & Violence
23/09/2012Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Over 2,000 workers riot at Foxconn factory making iPhone 5's, after factory guards dragged worker into a van and began beating him.Taiyuan, Shanxi, ChinaChina Labor WatchBeatings & Violence
11/09/2012Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Worker testimony reveals persistent abuses in Foxconn factory, including child labor, abrasive management, and pressure to finish work load of what was before 11-14 hours, in 10 hours.Zhengzhou, Henan, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Excessive Work Hours
31/08/2012
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01/05/2012

(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor violations at SDI Mobile factory (3500 workers) producing mobile displays: workers reach up to 186 hours of overtime during peak season; overtime is forced; serious gender and age discrimination; insulting and beating up of workers; hiring workers under 18 years of age; some workers receive wages below the legal minimum.  Xiqing, Tianjin, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Beatings & Violence, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage
26/06/2012AppleAllegations of racial profiling by Apple employees against Farsi-speaking customers at Apple Stores.United StatesInternational Business TimesDiscrimination
14/06/2012Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Worker jumps to his death from his apartment building.Chengdu, Sichuan, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor issues at factory (120,000 employees) manufacturing electronic products: age discrimination upon hiring (16 - 35 years old); use of student labor (as low as 16); average 9-10 hour daily shifts; work as many as 28 days/month during peak production; verbally abusive management; protective equipment not up to standards.Guanlan, Shenzhen, China China Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Occupational Hazard
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
Jabil Circuit Inc.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor concerns at factory (4000 workers) producing electronics: age discrimination upon hiring (16 - 38 years old); use of student labor (as low as 16); 12 hour daily shifts during peak season (March-May), 6 days/week; workers averaged 84 overtime hours per month.  Shajing Town, Shenzhen, ChinaChina Labor WatchChild Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
RiTeng Computer Accessory Co., Ltd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor issues at (3) factory plants (~20,000 workers) specializing in producing cases for consumer electronic equipment: 11-12 hour daily shifts, 6 days/week on average; work 7 days/week during peak production (as many as 31 days/month); workers may not have a day off for months at a time; work may reach as many as 18 hours/day; verbally abusive management; dangerous working environment; very poor quality safety equipment, factory switches to better only during customer visit or audit; hundreds student workers aged as low as 16 year old; workers have to take overtime in order to make ends meet (base salary 1,280 RMB ≈$203).    Songjiang, Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Excessive Work Hours, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
United Win Technology Limited
(Supplier Of Apple)
Accusations over labor abuses at factory (18,000 - 20,000 workers) manufacturing electronics parts: age discrimination upon hiring (16 - 30 years old); use of student labor (as low as 16); verbally abusive management.Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
AVY Precision Technology Ltd.
(Suppliers Of Apple)
Labor violations at factory (~5,000 workers) producing parts for consumer electronics: age discrimination upon hiring (16 - 35 years old); use of chlid labor (as low as 16); 12 hour daily shifts; workers have one day  off/month during off season; during peak season they have 1 day off every two months (143 - 154 hours monthly overtime); 24 hour shift when workers switch from morning to evening shift; local minimum wage pay; overtime required to cover living costs; overall average wage 3,000 RMB (≈$476); verbally abusive managers; poor air quality and toxic chemical exposure; reported injury burns.Suzhou, Xiangchen, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
BYD Company Ltd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor concerns at factory (30,000 workers) manufacturing electronics: age discrimination upon hiring (16 - 35 years old); use of chlid labor (as low as 16); as many as 12 hour daily work shifts; and as many as 30 days/month; verbally abusive management; workers regularly exposed to chemicals, radiation, and other occupational hazards with inadequate protective equipment; deafening and extremely hot environment; at least four work-related injuries reported in the laser welding workshop such as cuts or hands crushed by machinery; pay for most workers is calculated according to lowest local monthly salary (1,320 RMB = $209).Baolong District, Shenzhen, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
TOYO Precision Appliance Co., Ltd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor concerns at factory (~1,000 workers) producing metal cases for laptops: age discrimination upon hiring (16 - 35 years old); use of student labor (as low as 16); 12-13.5 hour daily shifts; workers can only take off one day per month during peak season (monthly overtime may exceed 200 hours); verbally abusive management; workers complain over 'overwhelming' chemical odor; workers need to work overtime to make ends meet; average monthly pay is 3,000-3,500 RMB (≈$476-555).  Kunshan, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
Kenseisha Sdn. Bhd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor concerns at factory (700 workers) producing aluminum cases for laptop computers: age discrimination upon hiring (16 - 35 years old); use of chlid labor (as low as 16); 12 hour daily shifts; during the off-season workers can get one day off per week; during peak production they only get one day off every two months; monthly overtime 85-150 hours; verbally abusive managers; use of equipment is not closely monitored; work-related injuries occur occasionally; base salary insufficient for workers to support themselves.Fengxian, Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
Catcher Technology
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor concerns at factory (~14,000 workers) manufacturing components for laptops, digital cameras, and mobile devices: age discrimination upon hiring (16 - 30 years old); use of student labor (as low as 16); 12 hour daily shifts; during peak season (April to December), workers get at most two days a month and may not have a single day off for an entire month; verbally abusive management; the simple face masks that the factory provides do not effectively prevent workers from inhaling metal dust; a thick layer of metal particles was evident under workers’ nostrils; safety training to new workers nor do they inform workers of the inherent risks of their occupations; workers need to work overtime to make ends meet; average monthly salary  is approximately 2,900 RMB (≈$460).  Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
23/02/2012Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Major labor rights NGOs release open statement accusing a Fair Labor Association audit of Foxconn plants, which concluded that Foxconn factories were 'better than the norm,' of major flaws in their system, calling the audits a 'PR stunt.'ChinaGoodElectronicsConsumer Deception, Inspection Fraud
19/12/2011RiTeng Computer Accessory Co., Ltd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Blast occurs at computer accessory factory producing metal cases for iPad 2; 61 workers injured.Songjiang, Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchInjuries & Diseases, Negligence, Occupational Hazard
22/11/2011Jingmo Electronics Corporation
(Supplier Of Apple)
1,000 workers stage strike at factory producing keyboards, owing to unreasonable overtime demands (17-19 hours overall factory stay), worker abuse and bullying by managers, among other grievances.Shajing, Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Excessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
12/10/2011Flextronics Ltd., Co.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Worker jumps to death from 16th floor of dormitory building.Zhuhai, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor Watch, 591hxDeaths, Suicides
17/08/2011AppleGroup of nearly 27,000 South Koreans sues Apple for £15.8million over what they claim are privacy violations from the collection of iPhone user location information. Case later dropped.South KoreaDaily MailPrivacy Invasion
29/07/2011Flextronics Ltd., Co.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Female worker (18 years old) commits suicide at dormitory building by taking pesticide dichlorvos.Ghanzhou, Jiangxi, ChinaChina Labor Watch, News CNTVDeaths, Suicides
28/07/2011Flextronics Ltd., Co.
(Supplier Of Apple)
45-year old male worker stabs himslef in the chest with a small fruit knife at factory cafeteria, attempting suicide. Survived after hospital care.Ganzhou, Jiangxi, ChinaChina Labor Watch, News CNTVSuicides
31/05/2011
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01/05/2011
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Average work load consists of 10 hours/day, 6 days/week. All workers in the Apple notebook production departments are given almost no rest - 12 hours/day.Longhua, ChinaChina Labor WatchDiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours
25/05/2011AppleTwo african-americans file lawsuit against Apple, alleging racial discrimination when they were allegedly asked to leave Apple store only because of their race last December.Manhattan, New York, NY, United StatesThe Huffington PostDiscrimination
20/05/2011Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
3 dead and 16 injured at polishing workshop from explosion of combustible dust in a duct, initial findings suggest.Chengdu, Sichuan, ChinaThe Wall Street JournalDeaths, Injuries & Diseases
30/04/2011
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01/04/2011
Meiko Electronics
(Supplier Of Apple)
150-metre ditch with milky-white liquid found running from the side of manufacturing facility to Nantaizi Lake, polluting the water all the way to the Yangtze RiverWuhan, Hubei, ChinaForeignPolicy, The Wall Street JournalPollution
30/04/2011Foxconn Technology Group
(Suppliers Of Apple)
Routine excessive overtime, public humiliations, poor health conditions and crowded dormitories revealed in 3 Foxconn plants in report by two NGOs.Shenzhen, Chengdu, and Chongqing, ChinaSOMOAbusive Management, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
31/03/2011
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01/03/2011
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Workload of 10 hours/day and six days/week for workers in electronics factory.Kunshan, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchDiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours
23/02/2011United Win Technology Limited
(Supplier Of Apple)
137 workers poisoned following exposure to n-hexane, a chemical used to clean mobile screens, Apple acknowledges. Other sources claim higher worker number. Workers hospitalized. Symptoms included nervous damage, muscular weakness or atrophy, paralysis, dizziness and others. Incidents begun mid-July 2009.  Suzhou, Jiangsu, ChinaBBC, Wikileaks, The GuardianInjuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
20/01/2011
(Apple)
Group of 36 Chinese environmental groups issue report, accusing electronics companies, especially Apple, of failing to address concerns over pollution and worker health issues in factories supplying its components.ChinaFinancial TimesInjuries & Diseases, Negligence, Occupational Hazard, Pollution
13/01/2011Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Factory engineer (25 years old) jumped of building last week. Before her death an incident occurred of factory officials rebuking her, and telling her she would lose her job.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Deaths, Suicides
31/12/2010
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01/01/2010

(Suppliers Of Apple)
Apple's yearly CSR report admits finding 91 children under the age of 16 to be working in 10 of it's supplying factories.ChinaThe TelegraphChild Labor
19/11/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Employees say they protest over low pay and factory relocation plans. Management had not agreed to any demands and instead threatened to fire any striking workersFoshan, Guangdong, ChinaReutersAbusive Management
31/10/2010
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01/10/2010
United Win Technology Limited
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor concerns on factory (18.000 -20.000 people) manufacturing ITO conductive glass; 10 hour daily work shifts (12 hours overall factory stay); occupational hazard concerning use of chemical n-hexane.  Suzhou, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
09/10/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Research at electronics factory (~900.000 workers) suggests: "militaristic" work culture; exploitation of interns; forced overtime; 83.2 hours of average monthly overtime (twice the Chinese legal maximum); 10 hours or more daily work shifts for interns.ChinaReuters, China Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Occupational Hazard
04/08/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
22-year-old female worker at electronics components factory found dead after falling from a high building.Jiangsu, ChinaBBCDeaths
27/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Employee (25 years of age) attempted to kill himself by cutting his wrists, but survived after medical attention.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaThe Times, BBC, China Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
27/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Factory employee (Yan Li) 27 years old dies suddenly at his home. His family and colleagues suspect he died from exhaustion; Li worked for almost 35 hours non-stop a couple of days before.Hongzhun, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor Watch, Global TimesDeaths, Excessive Work Hours
27/05/2010
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01/01/2010
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
13 suicides from the beginning of the year have been recorded at digital products factory (~820,000 workers); 10 deaths; 3 failed attempts. Many workers suffer from excessive stress and exhaustion,  caused by military-style rigor, repetitive work and long hours over the legal minimum. Worker wages (900 RMB per month) is deemed insufficient to cover basic living expenses in their home city, and thus workers have no choice but to work massive amounts of overtime.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaBBC, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, China Labor WatchAbusive Management, Deaths, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Suicides
26/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
23-year-old factory worker dies by jumping from 7th floor dormitory balcony.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaBBC, China Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
25/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Li Hai, a young factory worker (19 years of age) found dead after jumping from dormitory building.Longhua, Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaThe TelegraphDeaths, Suicides
22/05/2010
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01/04/2010
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Foxconn claims at least 30 possible suicide attempts have been forestalled within two months.ChinaAsia TimesSuicides
21/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Manager at Foxconn Technology Group's factory confirms that company security guards beat employees in an incident last August.Beijing, ChinaChina.orgBeatings & Violence
21/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
21-year-old employee at electronics manufacturer jumped from building to his death.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaFinancial TimesDeaths, Suicides
14/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
21-year-old Foxconn employee jumps from 7th floor dormitory building to his death.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaGlobal TimesDeaths, Suicides
27/02/2010
(Suppliers Of Apple)
11 children, 15-years of age were discovered working sometime last year in three factories building computers, iPods and mobile phonbes, Apple admits.ChinaThe Telegraph, Global TimesChild Labor
23/01/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
19 year-old worker (Ma Xiangqian) at factory producing electronics leaped from high floor to his death. The month before his death he worked 286 hours (including 112 hours overtime, three times the legal limit), and got paid ~$1 per hour.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaThe New York TimesDeaths, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Suicides
16/07/2009Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
25-year-old male Foxconn employee commits suicide after being interrogated about missing prototype for new iPhone. Some report that, shortly before his death, he had been detained and beaten by senior official in Foxconn security department.ChinaThe Wall Street JournalAbusive Management, Beatings & Violence, Suicides
01/07/2009
(Suppliers Of Apple)
Report reveals that suppliers of computer components in the Philippines violated labour laws and codes of conduct of computer brands.PhilippinesSOMOAbusive Management, Beatings & Violence, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
24/09/2008
(Suppliers Of Apple)
Report reveals severe violations of workers’ rights in Asian (China, Philippines) mobile phone factories.China and PhilippinesSOMOAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Union Repression
30/09/2007
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01/03/2006
AppleLawsuit claiming age discrimination against Apple; 60-year old Mac specialist's promotion application denied again and again; allegedly the employee was not provided with any explanation and his supervisor refused to acknowledge that he had applied.Orlando, FL, United StatesInformationWeekDiscrimination
31/07/2007
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01/06/2006

(Apple)
Outsourcing and labour rights violations, constant work instability, unsafe practices, exposure to toxic materials and work related illnesses, and sexual harassment revealed by yearly report on labour conditions in Mexico.MexicoCEREALAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard, Sexual Harassment
18/06/2007Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
19-year-old Foxconn employee hangs himself in company bathroom.ChinaProject GutenbergDeaths, Suicides
01/02/2007CKL Electronics Co. Ltd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor concerns at electronics factory (850 workers): wages not enough to cover living expenditures; compuslory overtime between January-June; work over 60 hours/week; sometimes during peak season workers do two shifts (24 hours a day in total); exposure to hazardous chamicals with insufficient safety equipment; coughing and irritated skin; at least two cases have been found of workers having poisonous chemicals in their blood; frequent factory fires with insufficient fire protection.ThailandSOMOExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
01/02/2007Delta Electronics (Thailand) Public Company Limited
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor concerns at factory (about 12,000 employees) manufacturing electronic components: contract workers discriminated vis-à-vis regular workers; wages not sufficient to cover living expenditures; LCD workers solder lead and inhale the smoke; accident reported in 2001 were 6 people died after building collapse.ThailandSOMODeaths, Discrimination, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
01/02/2007HGST
(Supplier Of Apple)
Long hours (66 hourweeks) during peak production at factory (7,000 employees) manufacturing HDD component parts.Laguna, PhilippinesSOMOExcessive Work Hours
30/11/2006
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01/11/2006

(Suppliers Of Apple)
An investigation of 13 Shenzhen electronics factories producing components for many well-known brand names found widespread labour abuses.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaBusiness & Human Rights Resource CenterChild Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
18/09/2006AppleLaboratory test reveals highest level of a type of toxic flame retardant, tetrabromobisphenol A, in Apple's MacBooks.DenmarkGreenpeaceNegligence
18/08/2006Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Apple says report of labour conditions at unnamed iPod plant found workers did more than 60 hours a week a third of the time and worked more than six consecutive days 25% of the time. [Report criticised by a leading international trade union organisation for not being independently verified.]ChinaBBCExcessive Work Hours
30/06/2006
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01/06/2006
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Chinese government worked to suppress news story that exposed poor working conditions in Foxconn's iPod factory.ChinaMacworldBribing & Corruption
26/06/2006Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Foxconn admits that their employees work about 80 extra hours each month, which is against the law in China.ChinaChina CSRExcessive Work Hours
11/06/2006Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Newspaper reports that workers producing iPods receive as little as £27 a month, doing 15-hour shifts.Longhua, Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaBBCExcessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage
01/12/2005Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Low wages and long work hours in Chinese company supplying
motherboards, enclosures, coolers, etc; workers complain over not having a single day off for months; most worker wages are insufficient to cover living expenses.
Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaSOMOExcessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage
23/05/2005
(Apple)
Greenpeace accuses major electronics companies for using unrecyclable and toxic materials in their products causing pollution and health hazards in poor Asian countries where electronics are discarded.  India and ChinaGreenpeace, (2)Negligence, Pollution