Apple is facing some serious issues when it comes to the way that their products are manufactured according to the Fair Labor Association who, after weeks monitoring the work conditions at the factories of Foxconn Technology Group plant in Shenzhen, China, said that there were “tons of issues” that need to be addressed.FLA Chief Executive Officer Auret van Heerden said “We’re finding tons of issues. I believe we’re going to see some very significant announcements in the near future.”
He declined to elaborate on the findings.
According to Bloomberg representatives of Foxconn didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment neither did Apple.
Heather White, the founder of Verite, another monitoring group, said that many alleged violations — say forced overtime or use of certain toxic chemicals — can be hard to detect.
“Those are not things one would see on a hosted tour that was planned in advance,” she said.
Van Heerden said the comments reflected his previous interactions with Foxconn.
Apple had commissioned the FLA to carry out smaller projects in the past two years in order to try out some of the inspection techniques used by the group to more effectively root out workplace problems.