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Second Foxconn Verification Status Report

Workers prepare for shift at Foxconn facility in Guanlan

In February 2012, the Fair Labor Association
(FLA) assessed working conditions and the treatment of workers at three Chinese factories manufacturing Apple products, which are owned and operated by Hon Hai
Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (Foxconn) in
Shenzhen and Chengdu. The assessments were conducted by Openview and SCSA
– two local, independent labor monitoring organizations accredited by FLA – and overseen by FLA staff.1
On March 28, 2012, FLA published detailed reports on each of the three factories along with recommendations for improving conditions for workers, and a complete action plan prepared by Apple and Foxconn to address each issue identified during the
FLA assessment. Each action item included a description of the steps to be taken, the name of the unit within Foxconn responsible for implementation, and a timeline for completion. The action plan stretches over a period of 15 months, from April 1, 2012, through July 1, 2013, with deadlines for many of the action items set in the first three months. 1 Details of FLA’s investigation, along with the complete report and the original remedial action plan, can be found at report/foxconn-investigation-report. The FLA indicated that it would schedule follow-up verification visits to track developments and verify progress reported by Foxconn and Apple. FLA’s independent external verification process evaluates progress by affiliated companies and/ or factories to resolve issues identified during an FLA assessment or investigation.
FLA’s verification process includes a review of documentation such as policies and procedures, time and payroll records, etc.; visual inspection of applicable facilities; and interviews with workers and management.…...

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