Foxconn Technology Group

Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
18/06/2017Foxconn Technology GroupWorker interviews expose public scolding, insults and humiliation by management at factory manufacturing electronics.Longhua, Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaThe GuardianAbusive Management
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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
07/08/2015Foxconn Technology GroupFemale worker found lying dead on the ground outside Foxconn's Zaofu factory.Zhengzhou, China China Labor WatchDeaths
04/08/2015Foxconn Technology GroupMale worker at Foxconn factory jumped from building to his death.Zhengzhou, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
Foxconn Technology GroupViolations encountered at factory (5.000 workers) producing phones and tablets; over 10-hour dauly shifts; illegal overtime; denial of one rest day per week; violations of ergonomic standards precarious to workers.Manaus, BrazilGood ElectronicsExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Occupational Hazard
14/05/2013Foxconn Technology Group30-year old male worker jumps off roof to his death.Zhengzhou, Henan, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
27/03/2013Foxconn Technology Group23-year old female worker jumps off 12th floor to her death.Zhengzhou, Henan, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
24/03/2013Foxconn Technology Group24-year old male worker jumps off Yukang dormitory building to his death.Zhengzhou, Henan, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
10/01/2013Foxconn Technology GroupWorkers strike at Foxconn Group’s Xin Hai Yang Precision (Jiangxi) Ltd. factory, demanding higher wages.Jiangxi, ChinaChina Labor WatchNon-Living Wage
05/10/2012Foxconn Technology GroupThree 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 GroupFoxconn workers allege dehumanizing treatment, bullying, and awful management in company factories and dorms.ChinaReutersAbusive Management, Beatings & Violence
23/09/2012Foxconn Technology GroupOver 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 GroupWorker 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
Foxconn Technology GroupAccording to a private investigation and Chinese media report, Foxconn Yantai employed a small number of student interns 14 to 16 years old during the summer.Yantai, Shandong, ChinaChina Labor WatchChild Labor
14/06/2012Foxconn Technology GroupWorker jumps to his death from his apartment building.Chengdu, Sichuan, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
Foxconn Technology GroupLabor 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
23/02/2012Foxconn Technology GroupMajor 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
11/01/2012Foxconn Technology GroupThree hundred protesting staff at Foxconn factory that builds Xbox 360s threaten "mass suicide" if their demands over unpaid wages and higher pay are not met.Wuhan, Hubei, ChinaChina Labor WatchUnpaid Wages
Foxconn Technology GroupAverage 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
Foxconn Technology GroupFoxconn systematically exploited young workers through internship programs offered by over 200 vocational schools since 2009, forcing them, for instance, to work 14-hour days in a standing position with low pay, according to report by Peking and Tsinghua Universities.Southern ChinaCaixinChild Labor, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage
20/05/2011Foxconn Technology Group3 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, Occupational Hazard
30/04/2011Foxconn Technology GroupRoutine 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
Foxconn Technology GroupWorkload of 10 hours/day and six days/week for workers in electronics factory.Kunshan, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchDiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours
13/01/2011Foxconn Technology GroupFactory 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
19/11/2010Foxconn Technology GroupEmployees 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
09/10/2010Foxconn Technology GroupResearch 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
Foxconn Technology GroupNot acceptable labor conditions at 5 Foxconn factories: 10 hour standing shifts for most workers; majority works 270 hours on a monthly basis; low wages (from $0.66/hour to $1.00/hour); productions errors are treated with castigation, verbal rebuke and physical abuse.Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Beatings & Violence, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage
04/08/2010Foxconn Technology Group22-year-old female worker at electronics components factory found dead after falling from a high building.Jiangsu, ChinaBBCDeaths
27/05/2010Foxconn Technology GroupEmployee (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 GroupFactory 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
Foxconn Technology Group13 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 Group23-year-old factory worker dies by jumping from 7th floor dormitory balcony.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaBBC, China Labor WatchDeaths, Suicides
25/05/2010Foxconn Technology GroupLi Hai, a young factory worker (19 years of age) found dead after jumping from dormitory building.Longhua, Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaThe TelegraphDeaths, Suicides
Foxconn Technology GroupFoxconn claims at least 30 possible suicide attempts have been forestalled within two months.ChinaAsia TimesSuicides
21/05/2010Foxconn Technology GroupManager 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 Group21-year-old employee at electronics manufacturer jumped from building to his death.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaFinancial TimesDeaths, Suicides
18/05/2010Foxconn Technology GroupWorkers cry for 12 hour exhausting shifts, 6 days/week, standing up, assembling computers at very fast pace. “We are extremely tired, with tremendous pressure” says worker discussing recent factory suicides.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours
14/05/2010Foxconn Technology Group21-year-old Foxconn employee jumps from 7th floor dormitory building to his death.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaGlobal TimesDeaths, Suicides
23/01/2010Foxconn Technology Group19 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 Group25-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
28/08/2008Foxconn Technology GroupLabor violations in factory manufacturing disks and electronics; low wages 750 (RMB); overtime is necessary to make ends meet; ten hours daily shifts for college interns; 11-12 hour shifts for regular workers; regular workers have one rest day every two weeks; when in need, production allows only one day off/month.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage

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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 Group19-year-old Foxconn employee hangs himself in company bathroom.ChinaProject GutenbergDeaths, Suicides

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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
18/08/2006Foxconn Technology GroupApple 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
Foxconn Technology GroupChinese government worked to suppress news story that exposed poor working conditions in Foxconn's iPod factory.ChinaMacworldBribing & Corruption
26/06/2006Foxconn Technology GroupFoxconn 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 GroupNewspaper 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
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