Samsung are the latest company to reports from the China Labor Watch, who claim that the company are using underage workers at one of their supplier factories. Samsung have acted quickly and are sending inspectors for a special investigation.
Samsung are sending a team of inspectors from their headquarters to Huizhou, China today to verify the claims regarding HEG Electronics.
Samsung have stated that the factory has been inspected twice before and nothing unusual was found. The Verge add “we’re not sure that this particular one will be any more fruitful given the incentive for HEG to cover up such activities and this advance warning from the Korean giant.”
Samsung issued the following statement in regards to the claims “Samsung Electronics has conducted two separate on-site inspections on HEG’s working conditions this year but found no irregularities on those occasions.
A team of inspectors consisting of Samsung personnel from Korea headquarters will be dispatched to Huizhou, China on August 9, and it will immediately launch an investigation and take appropriate measures to correct any problems that may surface.
Samsung Electronics is a company held to the highest standards of working conditions and we try to maintain that at our facilities and the facilities of partner companies around the world.”
Kitguru says: The same thing happened to Apple, and it caused a lot of negative press for the company.