Apple accused of ignoring temp-worker labor law violations in China (The Verge)


Apple has been accused of ignoring its suppliers’ violations of Chinese labor laws, The Verge reported, citing a report in The Information. Three former members of Apple’s “supplier responsibility team” allege that the company “took no major action against its suppliers for violating the temp-worker labor law out of concerns it would create costs, drain resources and delay product launches.” If the claims are true, it’s notable because the iPhone maker says it applies its supplier code of conduct policies equally across its supply chain, which should prevent these kinds of violations from happening, according to The Verge.