Apple takes more heat for the labour practices of its suppliers than anybody, but it’s largely a victim of its own success in that regard. The biggest spotlight draws the loudest critics. And as Tim Cook has repeatedly pointed out, the company really does make an effort, starting with an independent audit of Foxconn labour conditions. FWD asks an important, overlooked question: Can everyone else that outsources manufacturing to China and beyond say the same?
The answer, sadly and repeatedly, is no. That’s not to say that Apple’s doing everything it can to make life better for its supply chain workers. But, whether because of public pressure or not, they’re almost certainly doing more than everyone else. For the full non-responses from the giants of tech, head here: [FWD]