In its supplier responsibility 2011 progress report, issued in february 2011, apple accounts for the first time for its responses to the suicides at foxconn. The foxconn suicides were a spate of suicides linked to low pay at the so-called foxconn city industrial park in shenzhen, china, that occurred alongside several additional suicides at various other foxconn-owned locations and facilities in mainland china. Following a rash of worker suicides this year at a massive factory in china, foxconn is giving employees a 30 percent pay raise taiwan-based foxconn, which manufacturers laptops, mobile devices.
Foxconn technology group showed off a motherboard factory, swimming pool and a hotline center for workers with emotional problems wednesday as the giant company - maker of ipods and other popular. What happened after the foxconn suicides file - in this file photo taken on may 22, 2010, visitors to a job fair walk past the foxconn recruitment area in shenzhen in south china's guangdong province. The suicide rate in china is about 12 people per 100,000, according to the health ministry critics say the foxconn incidents throw a spotlight on the company's tough labour practices al jazeera. About 350,000 foxconn workers reportedly work in the city producing half of all iphones, at a rate of 350 per minute yet, poor labour practices and worker suicides have been an on-going problem for apple inc and foxconn.
Apple inc chief executive officer steve jobs said his company is “all over” foxconn technology group to end the spate of suicides at the contract manufacturer of the iphone. While suicides have occurred in foxconn previously, the wave this year is a result of intensifying competition for the export markets due to the global financial crisis. But foxconn said the two deaths in zhengzhou were unrelated to work matters, according to a company internal review suicide is a complex issue, the company said in statement, there is no one. The poor conditions in chinese factories were highlighted in 2010 when 14 workers killed themselves at apple's biggest supplier, foxconn following the suicides, apple published a set of standards.
The suicide spate prompted apple ceo tim cook to call on foxconn to improve working conditions but there is no record of him providing any money to do so, or even relaxing the draconian. Apple faces criticism for conditions on the iphone production line may 25, 2010: apple opens an investigation into a string of suicides at foxconn, its chinese manufacturing partner after. Foxconn technology group is one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers it makes hardware for a prestigious list of clients, including apple, hp, dell, nokia and nintendo yet its. Background media reporting of suicide and its relationship with actual suicide has rarely been investigated in mainland china the foxconn suicides is a description referring to a string of suicides/attempts during 2010, all of which were related to a giant electrical manufacturing company, foxconn.
The main reason for foxconn being under the spotlight was because of its unethical management and working conditions which has been considered as the root cause of the deaths and suicides in the past one year. There were 18 reported suicide attempts that year alone and 14 confirmed deaths twenty more workers were talked down by foxconn officials the epidemic caused a media sensation – suicides and. The suicides drew much media attention and in this project, we will focus on analyzing the managerial problems of foxconn which lead to the incidence and the effectiveness of the measures taken by foxconn after the incidence to alleviate those problems. The rash of suicides has intensified scrutiny of the working and living conditions at foxconn, the world’s biggest contract electronics supplier. The wall street journal asia writes in an editorial that the suicide of 10 workers at a foxconn factory in southern china demands a nuanced approach and the company should not be condemned as a.
Foxconn suicides - 2010 between january and august 2010 there were sixteen suicide attempts by workers at foxconn (part of hon hai), resulting in thirteen deaths and three who survived with serious injuries. Foxconn technology group (a) – individual case analysis kamil shafiq mno2302 february 7, 2014 professor wu pei chuan objective this case study highlights the implications and challenges that arose subsequent to the string of employee suicides at foxconn technology group in 2010. Apple iphone - foxconn factory workers commit suicide while enthralled with the vast array of very cool electronic gadgets coming out of apple, how many of us ever stop to think how these. Further, foxconn made a series of efforts to address the rash of suicides, offering employees multiple pay raises, psychological assistance, no-suicide contracts, worker rallies, and by placing safety nets around buildings where foxconn employees live and work (culpan, 2010 mcentegart, 2010.
Apple said cook's visit to the foxconn company in the southern china city of shenzhen came after apple leaders were 'disturbed and deeply saddened' by the suicides. The foxconn suicides occurred at the so-called foxconn city industrial park in shenzhen, china  the 18  attempted suicides by foxconn (chinese: 富士康) employees resulted in 14 deaths—the company was the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer at the time. The foxconn city complex of factories, run by foxconn technology group, employ 235,000 workers and microsoft, dell and hewlett packard projects are also built on the site.
This summer the business pages have been dominated by two stories about the electronic industry - the launch of the new apple iphone and the growing number of worker suicides at chinese sites of foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer where iphones are produced. The problems facing workers in south china's labor-intensive industries are not solely concentrated in foxconn's compounds, and experts say the recent string of suicides reflects a growing social problem among the new generation migrant workers. Foxconn, the taiwanese technology-assembly company infamous several years ago for its spate of worker suicides, has replaced more than half its kunshan, china workforce with robots.