In the wake of reports concerning the working conditions endured by factory workers producing Apple products at Foxconn factories in China, Apple joined the Fair Labor Association. As part of this engagement, the FLA undertook an assessment of three of Foxconn’s factories producing Apple products. This led to the development of a remediation plan designed to be implemented by July 2013.
FLA Press Release, Fair Labor Association Finds Progress at Apple Supplier Foxconn, August 21, 2012.
FLA, Foxconn Investigation Report, March 29, 2012. This overview of FLA’s investigation is supplemented by detailed appendices.
FLA Press Release, Fair Labor Association Secures Commitment to Limit Workers’ Hours, Protect Pay at Apple’s Largest Supplier, March 29, 2012.
Apple made this statement in February 2012 regarding the FLA process.
FLA Press Release, Apple Joins FLA, January 13, 2012.
RESPONSES TO FLA:
Scott Nova and Isaac Shapiro, Still Polishing Apple: Second FLA report misleads on labor rights progress, Economic Policy Institute, Blog, June 7, 2013.
Scott Nova and Isaac Shapiro, Polishing Apple: Fair Labor Association gives Foxconn and Apple undue credit for labor rights progress, Economic Policy Institute, November 8, 2012.