In a factory Apple have 42 child workers under the age of 16, and now the company has terminated its contract with the subcontractor. In other cases, children have been sent home to their families, and that Apple has forced the subcontractor to pay forthese children’s education until the age of 16.
Of the 127 factories that were studied by Apple last year, however, it was under a third who met the requirements for overtime provisions. They will say that most ofthose who have helped to make your iPhone work at least 60 hours a week, withouta single day off.
With around 47 billion in profits in 2010, it would only makes sense that Apple takes responsibility for the reprehensible conditions attached to their success.Without a focus on child labor and inhumane working conditions in poor countries, it can not be any better in the long term. Therefore, it is encouraging that Apple nowmakes a clear attempt to overcome some of the problems they experience with their subcontractors.
That said, it seems as if Apple has a long, long way to go before they cross the finish line with their goals when it comes to child labor, overtime provisions,arbedisvilkår and use of toxic chemicals.