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Apple Role through Fair Labour Association (FLA) in order to Fixing Foxconn's Sweatshop in China


Abstract : In 2010 there is several news about suicides at Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen, China, a plant that that assembles iPhones, iPods, and iPads for Apple.
In order to fix this sweatshop practice in its chain, Apple make affiliates with independent labor monitoring organizations engaged by the Fair Labour Association (FLA) as participating company. In FLA charter stated that the member should adopted a “Workplace Code of Conduct”. The FLA Workplace Code of Conduct defines labor standards that aim to achieve decent and humane working conditions. FLA conducts independent assessments of a random sample of companies' supplier factories such as the three Foxconn facilities in Longhua, Guanlan and Chengdu to investigates the situation in Foxconn. Based on the assessment, FLA founded that the condition in Foxconn's factories, there is several violation on FLA Code Standard. FLA has made a series of recommendations to Apple and Foxconn, which is in immediate action required and sustainable remediation required. Thus, Apple released Supplier Responsibility Standards to make a standard for its own supply chain including Foxconn to meet several acquirements in order to prevent sweatshop's practice.

Keywords : Labour, Fair Labour Association, Suplier Resposibility Standards, Code of Conduct, Foxconn.


Sari, Sarah Puspa


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