(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Samsung has suspended business with one of its Chinese suppliers due the company’s alleged use of child workers.
In a blog post on Monday, the tech giant said it found evidence of possible child labor at its Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co. factory, resulting in temporary suspension.
“Following the investigation, Samsung decided to temporarily suspend business with the factory in question as it found evidences of suspected child labor at the worksite. The decision was made in accordance with Samsung’s zero tolerance policy on child labor,” said the company.
Samsung has previously audited the factory, with three different searches conducted since 2013, though each case revealed no use of child labor or illegal hiring. However, a separate investigation by the China Labor Watch late last month revealed that illegal hiring had taken place.
If Chinese authorities find the allegations to be true, the South Korean giant will permanently stop business with the supplier.
“Samsung will strengthen its hiring process not only at its production facilities but also at its suppliers to prevent such case from reoccurring.”