In an interview with the newspaper, an Apple exec who wished to remain anonymous said, “The days of easy globalisation are done. We know that we have to get into the muck now.”
Apple relies on Foxconn to put together its devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Sadly, the tech factory has been criticised for mistreating its employees. Now, however, the report says that the company is treating its workers better by increasing wages and reducing working hours.
Apple has received praise for looking into the inhumane working conditions that Foxconn factory workers go through. However, it is still nowhere close to the effort put by Nike and Gap, ensuring factory workers are treated well. Unfortunately, Apple’s secretive nature is getting in the way of trying to improve working conditions for workers.
In a statement to the New York Times, Apple said, “We believe deeply in transparency and have demonstrated this through reporting our shortcomings and exposing violations… Apple is in a unique position to lead and we have embraced this role since the earliest days of our supplier responsibility program. We do all these things out of respect for our customers and, most of all, the people who make our products.”
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