Samsung child labor allegations contradict recent audit

The 2014 edition of Samsung’s annual Sustainability Report was issued a few days ago and enumerated a long list of improper employment practices among the Korean company’s Chinese suppliers. What it did not find, however, were any instances of child labor, giving the 100 suppliers that were audited in China a clean bill of health at least on that metric. Contradicting those Samsung inspections is a report today form China Labor Watch (CLW) that alleges multiple instances of child labor at the Shinyang Electronics factory in Dongguan.  CLW is scathing in its dismissal of Samsung’s social responsibility reports as mere advertisements that “don’t have any real value for the workers.”

Li Qiang, Executive Director at CLW, goes on to describe…

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