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Suicide Nets at the Factory
A woman walks beneath a safety net surrounding the factory at Foxconn City.
Apple's annual Supplier Responsibility report, first issued in 2007, highlights both the problems and progress at its suppliers. In 2012, records at 93 supplier facilities indicated that more than half of employees exceeded weekly work limits of 60 hours. Thirty-seven facilities had no system to ensure that workers took at least one day off a week.
Criticism of working conditions has been sharp, including a New York Times investigation published in January.
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