Monday, February 13, 2012
The Fair Labor Association has started inspecting Chinese factories where iPads and iPhones are assembled.
The technology company last month disclosed a list of its suppliers for its popular gadgets for the first time amid growing criticism over labor and environmental practices, especially in China.
The FLA team began the inspections Monday morning at Foxconn City in Shenzhen, China, Apple said Monday. The complex employs and houses hundreds of thousands of workers.
Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple has been conducting its own audits of working conditions at factories where its gadgets are assembled since 2006. A month ago, it took the additional step of joining Washington-based FLA, a group of companies and universities focused on improving labor practices.
Read more at The Statesman Journal.