Inside Apple's Foxconn Factories

By Tom Randall - 2012-03-30T19:36:57Z

Photograph by Apple via Landov

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook visited the iPhone production line at the newly built Foxconn Zhengzhou Technology Park on March 28 after high-level talks with Chinese officials in Beijing.

Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics, will bring hours in line with legal limits by July 2013 and compensate its employees for overtime lost to the shorter workweek, the FLA said.

As a part of its membership in the FLA, Apple has two years to match its labor standards program with the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct. The group was founded in 1999 to address working conditions in the apparel industry.

"We appreciate the work the FLA has done to assess conditions at Foxconn and we fully support their recommendations," Steve Dowling, a spokesman for Apple, said yesterday. "We share the FLA's goal of improving lives and raising the bar for manufacturing companies everywhere."

Messages left with Foxconn and Apple's media relations offices today weren't immediately returned.

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