Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday August 03, 2011

In China Apple's Got A Rotten Core

NPR has an interesting article about Apple posted today that is sure to piss the company off. Thanks to Edward C. for the link.

In recent years, Apple's Chinese suppliers have been involved in a string of labor and environmental infractions, from a string of suicides linked to poor or inhumane working conditions at plants managed by one of its major suppliers, Foxconn, to allegations by green groups that chemicals leaching out from its factories are polluting China's fields. True, Apple is hardly alone among international companies with Chinese factories in having problems arise from the practices of its suppliers. But what makes Apple singular, say Chinese environmental and labor rights activists, is its sluggishness in responding to complaints and its secretiveness about just which factories are in its supply chain.