iPhone Factory Conditions to be Addressed by Apple CEO Tim Cook

By on Jan 28, 2012 in Business, Smartphone, Technology Comments
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iPhone factory working conditions will be addressed directly by Apple CEO Tim Cook, according to reports by several international news sites on Friday, January 27, 2012.

Employees at Apple supplies factories in China were reportedly working over the normal working hours. Reports added that factory workers are living in unsuitable, crowded living conditions and facility explosions has cost the lives of some workers.

In an email sent by Cook to all employees, he noted that Apple “never turns a blind eye to problems in our supply chain.” He laments that “some people are questioning Apple’s values today, and I’d like to address this with you directly” Cook reiterates in the email that the company “care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain. Any accident is deeply troubling, and any issue with working conditions is cause for concern. Any suggestion that we don’t care is patently false and offensive to us.”

The Apple CEO put emphasis to the company’s involvement in overseeing the conditions of employees in all of its factories. Cook explained that “Every year we inspect more factories, raising the bar for our partners and going deeper into the supply chain. As we reported earlier this month, we’ve made a great deal of progress and improved conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers. We know of no one in our industry doing as much as we are, in as many places, touching as many people.” He added that Apple is “focused on educating workers about their rights, so they are empowered to speak up when they see unsafe conditions or unfair treatment.”

The iPhone factory conditions of Apple employees was earlier reported in an article published at 9to5mac.com



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