Samsung says 59 China suppliers fail safety equipment rules

Samsung said 59 suppliers failed to provide adequate safety equipment for workers as the world’s largest smartphone maker struggles to improve labour standards at plants in China.

1st July, 2014
An inspection checklist to measure Samsung supplier compliance will be fully implemented this year

Samsung said 59 suppliers failed to provide adequate safety equipment for workers as the world’s largest smartphone maker struggles to improve labour standards at plants in China.

A majority of Samsung’s suppliers do not comply with China’s legally permitted overtime hours while no instances of child labour were found, the Suwon, South Korea-based company said in its annual sustainability report published on its website yesterday. Additional training is being provided to suppliers to prevent...

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