[Update] Regarding Samsung’s Action Plans to Review Working Conditions at Chinese Factories

September 7, 2012 | Comments | Tomorrow Culture

Samsung holds itself and its supplier companies to the highest standards. In response to the August 8th report from China Labor Watch on the HEG Electronics facility in Huizhou, China, we announced our own on-site audit findings and outlined an action plan to immediately conduct field audits at 249 supplier sites and review working hour practices of Samsung-operated facilities in China.

 

This announcement was posted publicly on September 3rd to our official corporate blog.

 

On September 4th, China Labor Watch issued a second report on labor conditions at six Samsung facilities and two supplier company facilities in China.

 

Samsung conducts routine audits of its facilities to ensure any potential violations are identified and workers are being protected.  We are in full compliance with all laws related to child labor, forced labor and workplace discrimination. 

 

Additionally, we have been taking steps to improve working hour practices, such as instances of overtime when new lines are built or when new products are introduced into the manufacturing process.

 

However, we will closely review the recent China Labor Watch report and take corrective actions if any violations of our labor policies are found. 

 

At Samsung, the health and safety of our employees is our primary concern and we will continue to abide by all labor and human rights laws in each respective operating region.