Apple has put Wistron, one of its biggest global contract manufacturers, on probation in India.
Apple put Wistron, one of its biggest global contract manufacturers, on probation in India on Saturday. The development came after an independent audit by Cupertino found Wistron in violation of its Supplier Code of Conduct at its Kolar iPhone facility. Apple said Wistron will not receive any new business before it completes all corrective actions and that its progress will be “monitored” by Apple employees along with independent Apple auditors before it was put off the hook.
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“Our main objective is to make sure all workers are treated with dignity and respect, and fully compensated properly,” Apple said in a statement.
Wistron meanwhile also admitted on Saturday that some workers at its Kolar iPhone manufacturing plant “were not paid correctly, or on time,” and fired its India VP following an internal investigation.
Wistron said it was working hard to ensure all workers were “fully compensated immediately.”