Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Violations 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.Good ElectronicsExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Occupational Hazard
RiTeng Computer Accessory Co., Ltd.
(Subsidiary of Pegatron Group)
(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
Companies accused of misrepresenting energy efficiency of large-screen sets. TV's performed far better during short government tests than they did the rest of the time. Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) and America’s Department of Energy (DoE) have conducted efficiency tests of their own that have turned up big inconsistencies.United StatesThe Economist, Natural Resources Defence CouncilConsumer Deception, Fraud, Pollution
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

(Supplier Of Izumifuhaku)
Labor violations at garment factory (1,000 workers): non-living wages; daily base wage 2,000-3,600 kyat (€1.51 - €2.71); occasions of workers toiling for less than legal minimum wage; cases of child labor (below 18 years of age); some workers were younger than 15 years old when they started at the factory; workers have not received health and safety training; inadequate protective masks; workers breathing in fabric complain over respiratory problems, coughs and sore throats; electrical and wire shocks; boiler accidents resulting to injury; about half the workforce does not receive social security.Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma)SOMOChild Labor, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Insurance
(SK Hynix)
Study of 38,000 female medical records (between 2007-2012) working in three companies producing microchips found significantly elevated miscarriage rates most likely caused by factory use of highly toxic substances - ethylene glycol ethers - throughout the 1990s and 2000s.South KoreaBloombergInjuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard

(Supplier Of LG)
(Supplier Of Samsung)
Report exposes occupational hazard and other violations at factories manufacturing cell phone parts: use of toxic substance methanol; inadequate health and safety training on the dangers of methanol; personal protective equipment not provided which led to exposure to workers' eyes, skin and respiratory system; at least 6 workers developed acute methanol poisoning; eye sight loss and brain damage; 12 hour daily shifts; in busy season take a day-off/month; temporary workers often not registered for social insurance.South KoreaSolidarity for Worker's Health, Korean Lawyers for Public Interest and Human Rights, Korean House for International SolidarityExcessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Insurance
06/05/2016Ganzizhou Rongda Lithium Co., Ltd.Local government suspends company's mining operations following protest.Kardze, TibetFree TibetPollution
17/02/2016SamsungInterviews underline labor concerns at Samsung facility (~2, 500 workers) manufacturing air-conditions and refrigerators: salaries not enough to meet monthly expenses and to provide for their families; monthly wages between Rs 6,200 - Rs 12,000 ($92 - $178); hiring of contract workers/apprentices for the same work, but lower pay; 10-11 hour daily shifts during high season, 6-7 days/week; cases of unpaid overtime wage; compulsory overtime; workers victimised, dismissed, or put under pressure to resign, if they attempt to unionise.Sungavarchatram, Tamil Nadu, IndiaGood ElectronicsExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Union Repression, Unpaid Overtime
28/02/2017SamsungRiot errupts after violent incident between workers and security guards at at Samsung Display, screen production unit.Bắc Ninh, VietnamVnExpressBeatings & Violence