Samsung suspends business with Chinese supplier after finding evidence of illegal hiring

Samsung suspends business with Chinese supplier after finding evidence of illegal hiring
Samsung has posted a statement on Monday morning, stating that it suspending business with Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co. Ltd. The supplier, located in China, was accused by China Labor Watch last week, of hiring children to work in one of its factories. After the accusation was made, Samsung conducted its own investigation and found evidence of "suspected child labor at the work site." The manufacturer has zero-tolerance on child-labor.

Samsung said that it conducted three audits of the company since 2013, with the latest one taking place on June 25, 2014. The company said that it did not see any evidence of child labor at that time. However, since the China Labor Watch allegations were made, it did find evidence that illegal hiring took place on June 29th.


If further investigations confirm that children were hired to work at the factory, Samsung said it would permanently halt all business with Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co. Ltd. Samsung also said it would "strengthen" hiring practices at its own facilities as well as those of its suppliers.

sources: SamsungTomorrow via AndroidCentral

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21 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Wow....didn't see that coming. Nice job, Sammy!

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

A Korean phone made in China.

19. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Bam!! Just like that!!

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Samsung will just wait until the company changes its name and then make a contract with "our new supplier". It's how everything works in the business world. One door closes, another one opens.

10. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Kudos Samsung !! and we all know that Chinese company are the one to be blame for this child labor sh*t.

3. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Samsung 1 - Apple 0 Samsung handle this illegal hiring very well.

13. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I do think this is a good thing by Samsung. But it's hardly Apple 0 since they were doing the same thing to their suppliers

14. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Apple only talk (to foxcon), never cut the foxcon, and do only small step, dragging it's feet.

4. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Well, the Chinese.... they grab coastal territories, they copy stuff, they exploit kids..... they.. .. they.... oh well

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Don't forget, the Chinese also make the Walton family very very rich.

6. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

think about the poor chinese families that needed the money................

7. chaoscauser

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Shadow factories are bigger problem in China. In particular, Taiwanese factories do that often. They have one nice factory for buyers' audit and produce orders at small shadow factories that don't comply with labor law to maximize profit. Honghai(mother company of Foxconn) way..

12. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

It's funny to think about this. In the past, the west were capturing slave, and bringing it to their home. Now, since it is deemed that slavery is wrong, and the west can't enslaving man again. The chinese were enslaving their family for the west. and the west still complain, although they got the benefit of CHEAP product/labour.

17. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Slavery, one of the biggest sins of human, so no matter who you are and where are you from, slavery is wrong. In the past, many western merchandisers did enslaving millions of slaves from Asia and Africa, but that doesn't mean other part of the world should be doing slavery now in return. I know some of these people sounds ignorant indeed and simply can't see the whole picture, but you should be glad to heard that at least these people are strongly against slavery.

18. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

sorry, it was a sarcasm.... and actually, i was wondering why the chinese want to enslave their fellow countryman/countrywoman. I think their government need to step up and protect their people.

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