Samsung finds problems at contract manufacturer HEG

Samsung finds problems at contract manufacturer HEG
In the wake of a claim by New York based China Labor Watch, in which it was reported that Samsung’s contract manufacturer, HEG Electronics Company was using under-aged labor, Samsung sent its own team to the plant in Huizhou, China.

A previous investigation conducted by the city’s own authorities did not uncover any children under the age of 16, China’s minimum legal working age. Samsung did find some problems at the plant and fortunately, none of those problems indicated the use of child labor.

What Samsung did find however, are “several instances of inadequate management and potentially unsafe practices” at the HEG plant. Samsung also said that it was conducting check of all its facilities in China and will be sending out a team of 100 Samsung employees to canvass all 105 Chinese suppliers the company works with by the end of this month.

source: Wall Street Journal

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12 Comments

1. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

the person or company behind this news just want to defame Samsung

4. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i know where are you going...

5. Hoeloshop12

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

A fine example of a mindless fanboy, pitiful child.

6. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

whatever

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The fact that they have declared finding *some* issues makes it more reassuring that they actually worked to find out whether the manufacturer was doing what it was supposed to. Glad to hear this.

9. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Exactly my thoughts

3. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Samsung sweatshop, here we come! Apple, you are not alone,

7. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

8. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Listen if your products are made abroad, most likely they are produce by child labor. It would be naive and ignorant to believe Apple is the only company employing minors. Remember a couple years back, Katy Lee, Nike, and Walmart. Fact is, Americans want cheaper products, guess what, You and I are responsible for the misery of many overseas. If a company wants larger profit margins, products can't be fabricated in the US. It parallels the drug trade, guess which country supports, consumes, and buys the most illicit drugs, Bingo. Don't come here preaching and getting on your high horse, because you're ignorant about the facts, or want to feel better about yourself. Every company does it.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Good. Glad to see someone taking at least some responsibility for their supply chain issues before employees start dying.

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

of course once the news about child labor.. A Samsung visit was expected and were sent home until the research was done. please..Samsung.. you only fool your blind fan

12. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

That picture in the article makes feel ashamed to own anything chinese factory worker made :(

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