Have You Heard About Apple's Sweatshops In China?
Apple, famous for its Mac computers and iPhones, spends millions to
create the image of a benevolent corporate giant that, while making
money, does more than its part to better the world.
But a new study by China's Institute of Public and Environmental
Affairs sharply contradicts this claim. The report, The Other Side of
Apple, slams the corporate behemoth for mistreating its workers and
poisoning the environment.
"Behind their stylish image," reads the introduction, "Apple products
have a side that many do not know about - pollution and poison. This
side is hidden deep within the company's secretive supply chain, out of
view from the public."
Apple, according to its social responsibility website, ensures "that
working conditions in Apple's supply chain are safe, that workers are
treated with respect and dignity, and that manufacturing processes are
The IPE investigated, clearing away "some of the dense fog that
enshrouds" the highly secretive company. IPE was able to piece together a
list of "suspected" suppliers. It seems certain that these suspects
actually do supply Apple, for several reasons; employees, for example,
mention that Apple representatives came to the factories often. Further,
many of the products were produced with the iconic Apple logo.
This is a very good example of why we should buy American Made Products!
If all of the big Corporations kept there Businesses in the U.S. there would
also be a lot less unemployment.
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