HTC

Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
22/06/2016Dongguan Chenming Electronic Company Ltd
(Supplier Of HTC)
Worker died of heart attack which came from excessive overtime, fellow worker claims; workers had to work over a month without even a day off; they may be required to work overtime all night.  Dongguan, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Excessive Work Hours
22/06/2016Dongguan Chenming Electronic Company Ltd
(Supplier Of HTC)
Labor concerns at factory (about 3,500 workers) manufacturing parts of electronic products: the factory does not strictly adhere to the terms of the employment contract; 12-13.5 daily work shifts; some shifts last up to 15 hours; workers must go 3 months without a single day off; forced labor is present at the factory; monthly wage is 2000 RMB (308USD); workers are not given any fire safety training; some reported injuries.Dongguan, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Labor, Forced Overtime, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
04/09/2014Catcher Technology
(Supplier Of HTC)
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
13/08/2013Jiangxi Lianchuang Electronics Co., Ltd.
(Supplier Of HTC)
Workers report a large number of child workers at electronics manufacturing company, some as young as 12 to 14, working 11 hours per day.Jiangxi, ChinaChina Labor WatchChild Labor, Excessive Work Hours
23/02/2011United Win Technology Limited
(Supplier Of HTC)
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