Apple steps up labour audits, finds underage workers

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SummaryApple Inc stepped up audits of working conditions at major suppliers last year, discovering multiple cases of underage workers, discrimination and wage problems.

calls from Reuters.

Apple also discovered an employment agency that was forging documents to allow children to illegally work at the supplier. Apple reported both the supplier and the employment agency to local authorities, the company said in its latest annual report on the conditions in its supply chain.

Apple has audited small and ancillary suppliers, as well as large ones such as Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co, for working conditions. It found 95% of sites audited complied with avoiding underage labour.

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