In August 2018, Ethical Consumer viewed a report on the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre website, dated to October 2017, and titled 'New SACOM report alleges student labour exploitation in supply chains of top laptop brands'. The report stated:
"A report claims Chinese students are being recruited in their thousands to work long hours in factories that supply some of the leading global laptop brands… student labourers as young as 16 … work 12-hour days on factory production lines, with their funding and graduation at risk if they fail to comply... Interns are believed to comprise about half of the workforce at Quanta’s Chongqing factory, where students’ three-month internships supply a steady flow of “cheap and disposable labour”."
It linked to an article on The Guardian website, which stated "Apple told the Guardian that “it does not have any operations at the Quanta Chongqing facility”." The company therefore was not marked down. This reference is for information only.
New SACOM report alleges student labour exploitation in supply chains of top laptop brands (October