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Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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