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Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in Companies |

Foxconn assumes full responsibility for the use of children for 14 years in its factories

Foxconn assumes full responsibility for the use of children for 14 years in its factories

After the discovery that was using children 14 years of age in their plants , Nintendo, a company for which the products were manufactured in the locations affected by the problem, began an investigation to assign responsibilities and avoid repeating what happened in the future.

Now, Charlie Scibetta, Director for Latin, revealed through a statement that results of this research confirmed the violation of international laws and standards by the Taiwanese manufacturer, something that “Foxconn has taken full responsibility, moving quickly to ensure that all affected individuals (aged 14-16 years) and not working in Foxconn “. It also promises to tighten policies to prevent this from ever happening again.

So, they end a new controversy amid several milestones marking a history of negligence in Foxconn , in what appears to be a never ending story, although the main customers of the company, among which are Sony, Microsoft, Apple, Dell and HP, among many others, are pushing to respect international treaties concerning the protection of workers.

Links:
Foxconn takes ‘full responsibility’ for underage workers at Nintendo facility (The Verge)
The milestones that have marked a history of negligence in Foxconn (Engadget)

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