Damned if we can really know. But the Fair Labor Association is saying yes.
As reported yesterday in the Guardian:
The Taiwanese company submitted to an audit by an independent group, the Fair Labor Association (FLA), after reports of suicides and abusive conditions at several of its factories in China.
Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, asked the FLA to investigate after a series of reports into working conditions at Apple’s key supplier. In February and march the FLA found at least 50 violations of local regulations at Foxconn plants in Chengdu, Guanlan and Longhua.
- Apple’s Asian factories improving, but still have a long way to go, audit finds (mercurynews.com)
- FLA still not completely satisfied with working conditions in Foxconn’s Apple plants (bgr.com)