Samsung To Review 250 Chinese Suppliers For Labor Violations, Demanded HEG To Improve Its Working Conditions

Posted on Sep 4 2012 - 6:20am by Editorial Staff

Reuters is reporting that the South-Korean giant would inspect around 250 Chinese companies which make products for Samsung in order to ensure that no labor laws are broken. The company also said in its recent audit, it founds that no under-aged workers working at an HEG Electronics facility in Huizhou in southern China, ending mislead governed by New York-based China Labor Watch. But, on other points, Samsung also said that it found several instances of inadequate management and potentially unsafe practices.

“Samsung has demanded that HEG immediately improve its working conditions… If HEG fails to meet Samsung’s zero tolerance policy on child labor, the contract will be immediately severed,” Samsung said in a statement. “If supplier companies are found to be in violation of our policies and corrective actions not taken, Samsung will terminate its contract with those supplier companies.”

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