If you have an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod then you likely have a product made, in part, by a Foxconn worker based in China. Apple has recently come under fire for abhorrent practices at one its biggest suppliers but Apple isn’t the only company that contracts with Foxconn. Foxconn also counts Microsoft and other tech companies among its list of clients. In this video, CNN’s Stan Grant travels to Chengdu, China to interview a Foxconn worker about conditions at her plant.
Watching this video has once again made me question my addiction to Apple products. I know that if I were to stop using Apple products nothing would change at the Foxconn plants and Apple isn’t the only tech giant sourcing products from Foxconn. Obviously something needs to be done about the conditions at these Chinese plants but the big question, at least in my mind, is how we go about bringing change to Foxconn facilities.