Apple Audit Reveals Underage Labor, Employee Fees

Monday Mar 1st 2010 by Staff

Apple's 2010 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report reveals 17 violations, including three factories that hired underage workers.

PC Magazine: In its 2010 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, Apple has revealed 17 violations at companies that provide parts for its products. Those violations included hazardous waste disposal, falsified records, "excessive recruitment fees," and three factories that used fifteen-year-old workers in violation of the law.

The company says that after the discoveries, it "required each facility to develop and institute appropriate management systems--such as more thorough ID checks and verification procedures--to prevent future employment of underage workers."

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