Apple has put Wistron, one of its biggest global contract manufacturers, on probation in India.
Apple said Wistron will not receive any new business before it completes all corrective actions. (Photo credit: Reuters)
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.
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.
“Since unfortunate events at our Narasapura facility we’ve found that some workers were not paid correctly, or on time. We deeply regret and apologize to all of our workers,” Wistron said in a statement, adding that, “we are removing the Vice President who oversees our business in India. We are also enhancing our processes and restructuring our teams to ensure these issues cannot happen again.”
Wistron said it was working hard to ensure all workers were “fully compensated immediately.”