Pegatron Initially Clueless on Apple's FLA-Backed Labor Inspections?
As MMi reported
Monday, Apple has announced that the Fair Labor Association has begun conducting special voluntary audits of Apple’s final assembly suppliers, including Foxconn factories in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China.
Apple said the comprehensive audits, which are performed by qualified members and representatives of the FLA, will continue through spring and include the manufacturing and production facilities of Pegatron, another overseas assembler of Apple's most popular mobile devices.
Although Pegatron was aware of Apple's involvement with the FLA, the company appeared to have no previous knowledge or advance warnings of the forthcoming inspections and their scheduling before Apple issued a press release Monday. Yesterday also marked the first round of inspections at Foxconn.
Apple said that in addition to Foxconn and Pegatron, Quanta would also be audited by the FLA in the coming months. All told, the plants and facilities that are going to be subjected to audits will account for the properties on which better than 90% of all Apple products are produced.