iPhone Supplier Pegatron Plans to Inspect BBC’s Claims

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Apple supplier Pegatron said in a statement on Monday to BBC’s report last week, that they will inspect all the negative claims carried in the report, and will start implementing improvements to ensure the problems are solved.

Pegatron said in a statement on Monday, which was aimed at BBC’s report last week, that they will research and inspect all negative claims carried in the report, and will start implementing all sorts of improvements to ensure the problems are solved.

Pegatron said they have established a high standard, and provided strict training to both their management and workers, and external inspectors. And also increased regular checks on their facilities to see if there is room for improvements, which Digitimes reported [translated].

The BBC report alleged standards on workers’ hours, ID cards, dormitories, work meetings and juvenile workers were being breached at the Pegatron factories. Workers falling asleep on the production line after a 12-hour shift was recorded along with some other notable things. This report upset many executives within Apple.

The mistreatment of workers reportedly taking place at Pegatron “deeply offended” both Apple CEO Tim Cook and Jeff Williams (SVP of Operations). “Panorama’s report implied that Apple isn’t improving working conditions,” Cook said. “Let me tell you, nothing could be further from the truth.”

The company said that they had offered many channels for employees to make suggestions and complaints, and that in 2014, around 94% of them were resolved within three days. The company statement was issued in response to BBC’s report about Pegatron mistreating their workers.