Apple puts independent auditor on factory working conditions

Apple has requested to the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to conduct special voluntary audits of its final assembly suppliers, including Foxconn’s factories in Shenzen and Chengdu, China. A special team of labor rights experts will be led by FLA president Auret van Heerden. Inspections started Monday at the Foxconn City factory in Shenzen. Other Apple suppliers, including Quanta and Pegatron, may undergo similar inspections in the spring. Apple has said more than 90 percent of Apple’s product assembly will be reviewed through the process.