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Inside Apple's Foxconn Factories

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

Photograph by Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

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Not Just Apple Products

Apple's rivals aren't rushing to emulate the company's decision to open suppliers to the Fair Labor Association. Microsoft, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Samsung rely on their own supplier audits. Apple's membership probably won't eliminate all infractions from its supply chain, but joining has set a new mark by which its competitors are judged.

The FLA has found "tons of issues" at Apple facilities and also seen "dramatic" improvements, Chief Executive Officer Auret van Heerden said last month.

An employee works the assembly line at the Foxconn plant in Shenzhen.

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