Apple investigates report that Chinese students were forced to make its watchesApple中国工厂被指非法雇佣学生 时间:2018-11-02 单词数:2990
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Apple is investigating allegations that one of its suppliers illegally used high school students to assemble its watches at a factory in China.
Hong Kong-based labor rights group Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) said in a report last week that it found students being made to work on Apple Watch production lines at a plant run by Quanta Computer in the city of Chongqing.
The group alleges that students aged 16 to 19 were forced by their schools to work at the factory through compulsory internships, placed in jobs unrelated to their field of study, often made to work excessive overtime, and in some cases put on overnight shifts. All four of those practices violate Chinese regulations and Apple’s own standards, SACOM said.
The allegations highlight the challenges faced by Apple (AAPL), the world’s most valuable company, in monitoring its extensive global supply chains.
Apple said in a statement Monday that it audited Quanta’s Chongqing factory three times between March and June, and found "no student interns working on Apple products at that time."
We are urgently investigating the report that student interns added in September are working overtime and night shifts, Apple said. "We have zero tolerance for failure to comply with our standards and we ensure swift action and appropriate remediation if we discover code violations."
Quanta Computer, which is headquartered in Taiwan, denied it takes school students on internships. It said in a statement Monday that it always follows its customers standards and is working closely with Apple on the investigation.
SACOM’s report is based on interviews with more than two dozen teenagers who worked at the Chongqing factory this summer. The report withheld the names of the students, citing privacy concerns.
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