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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