Do you know how your iPhone is made?
Apple is the most valuable brand on the planet, making products that everyone wants - but how are its workers treated when the world isn't looking?
A BBC documentary team goes undercover to reveal what life is like for workers in China making the iPhone6. And it's not just the factories. Reporter Richard Bilton travels to Indonesia to find children working in some of the most dangerous mines in the world. But is the tin they dig out by hand finding its way into Apple's products?
APPLE'S RESPONSE TO CBC BROADCAST OF BBC PANORAMA APPLE'S BROKEN PROMISES
Jan. 17, 2015
Apple is dedicated to the advancement of human rights and equality around the world. We know of no other company doing as much as Apple does to ensure fair and safe working conditions, to discover and investigate problems, to fix and follow through when issues arise, and to provide transparency into the operations of our suppliers.
We are disappointed that the CBC has chosen to broadcast such an irresponsible and misleading report. As we told the BBC, the program misrepresents the current conditions in our supply chain. Additionally, it turns a blind eye to the many ways in which Apple protects workers’ rights, and the significant improvements we have made on behalf of millions of workers over the past decade.
We encourage CBC viewers to read the facts about Apple’s commitment to workers, how we promote responsibility in our supply chain and empower workers through free educational programs. The details are available at apple.com/supplierresponsibility.
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