Few weeks ago, Apple and its partner Foxconn had been accused of forcing workers in their factories located in China to work in inhuman conditions.
Apple CEO Tim Cook asserted that Apple cared about its employees all over the world.
Possibly, reacting to that, SumOfUs has launched an online petition, urging Apple to create the iPhone 5 in a fully ethical manner. So far, the petition has garnered over 40,000 signatures. This petition is particularly critical of Apple’s use of n-hexane, a harmful glass cleaner which can cause neurological damage over long-term exposure. The petition also questions “Inhumanely-long working hours” for workers in the factories.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is adamant that the company is doing its best to ensure the well-being of manufacturing employees abroad. Even within the fast-paced technology sector, however, Apple is well-known for cultivating a high-stress culture. Those standards are imposed on just about everybody Apple works with. Under these conditions, the basic humanitarian standards taking a back seat to ship a product is somewhat understandable.
The petition can be signed here.
Do you think that such petition can make Apple improve the working conditions of workers.