In response, Apple wrote, We investigated the allegations and found that most of them were not in line with the facts. We confirmed that all workers received reasonable remuneration, including overtime wages and bonuses. All overtime work was voluntary and there was no evidence of forced labor. In addition, Apple said it had immediately cooperated with suppliers to take corrective measures. Foxconn also confirmed irregularities in temporary employment after its operational review.
The following is the full text of Apples statement:
We believe that everyone in the supply chain should be respected and treated fairly. To ensure that our high standards are strictly observed, we have adopted a sound management system, ranging from workplace rights training to on-site worker talks to anonymous complaint channels and continuous auditing.
When we find problems, we have cooperated with suppliers to take corrective measures immediately. We investigated the allegations made by the regulator and found that most of the allegations were inconsistent with the facts.
We confirm that all workers receive reasonable remuneration, including overtime wages and bonuses. All overtime work is voluntary and there is no evidence of forced labour. But we did find that the number of dispatched workers exceeded our standard in the course of our investigation, and we are working closely with Foxconn to solve this problem.
Source: Liable Editor of Netease Science and Technology Report: Yao Liwei_NT6056