Like another Foxconn issue, Samsung is sending out a team to investigate the conditions at a supplier's factory in China. We like their swift reaction to the issue. The decision to investigate came following a report from a labor rights watchdog that accused the factory of employing underage workers and abusing them.
Samsung’s inspectors will be dispatched to Huizhou, China on Thursday to address the claims, which were made by China Labor Watch. CLW’s report alleged that HEG Electronics, a Samsung supplier, has been using child labor.
The company has already made two inspections of the facility this year, neither of which revealed any “irregularities,” according to a release.
“Samsung Electronics is a company held to the highest standards of working conditions and we try to maintain that at our facilities and the facilities of partner companies around the world,” reads the company’s statement.
Samsung has sold 22% of smartphones purchased in China already in the first quarter of 2012, and with its latest Galaxy Nexus S III, it's already broken shipping records worldwide.