Report: Apple supplier exposed workers to hazards, poor working conditions

Apple CEO Tim Cook visiting supplier Foxconn. (Image: file photo)

Catcher Technology, a Taiwan-based factory making casings for Apple’s iPhone and Mac, violated 14 of Apple’s supplier-responsibility standards, according to China Labor Watch and Bloomberg reports on Tuesday.

From October 2017 to January 2018, CLW conducted an investigation at a Catcher factory based in Suqian. Major issues found at Catcher included occupational health and safety, pollution, and work schedule, the report said.

Catcher is a previous violator of work rights. CLW found in 2014 rights violations including discriminatory hiring policies, lack of…

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