Apple Disparaged By China’s Environmental Coalition, IPE, For Poor Standards Of Work Safety In Its Suppliers In ChinaJanuary 21st, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 21, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): A federation of Chinese environmental organizations, titled ‘ Institute Of Public & Environmental Affairs’ (IPE), has alleged that Apple is blameworthy for inconsiderable corporate supervision of its suppliers, which has engendered ecological pollution and work safety crises, which influence dozens of its industrial employees in China. The IPE’s report of 26 pages, headlined ‘The Other Side of Apple’, has positioned the blame on Apple for grave mismanagement in its supply chain in China. The IPE is a nonprofit entity situated at the Chinese capital, Beijing.
Apple was positioned at the ultimate position by the IPE in its catalog of 29 transnational technological companies, with the positioning determined by the companies’ receptiveness and lucidity to health and green worries in China. The IPE’s report has illustrated HP, BT, Alcatel-Lucent, Samsung, Sharp, Hitachi, Toshiba and Vodafone as superior companies. Other technological conglomerates such as Sony, LG, SingTel, Ericsson and Nokia have been blamed slightly by the IPE for not effectively remedying similar crises but Apple has been severely berated. In fact, the other corporations have been lauded for embracing steps to enhance the working conditions and augment the administration of their supply chains in China.
The account of the IPE consists of cases such as polluting of the employees’ bodies at Lianjian Technology as well as suicides in 2010 at the Apple’s dealer, Foxconn. The case of the denigration of female employees at Dafu Computers, which is an auxiliary of Taiwan Mobile, has also been divulged. The report mentions that some employees
IPE’s Ma Jun has stated that Apple is only bothered about its items’ quality, exterior and their cost. There is total disregard for their corporate responsibility of bettering the environment and society in China. Apple, in certain ways, propels the suppliers to cut corners to acquire agreements.
Apple has rapidly reacted to these allegations and mentioned to Reuters that it has a meticulous auditing procedure and all its dealers are supervised and coached punctually.
Apple has only just divulged record-breaking earnings for Q1 2011, as it has vended in excess of 7 million iPads as well as 16.2 million iPhones with returns of in excess of $26 billion.
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