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Apple, one of the world’s most renowned corporations, has come under scrutiny for its sweatshop conditions. In the past few months, Apple was criticized for its “overtime abuse and subsistence pay” at Foxconn, its production factory in China. The company has taken measures in light of this discovery, including hiring the Fair Labor Association to audit the factory conditions. While this was a move in the right direction, the issue at hand is the difficulty of monitoring conditions consistently and meticulously. However, looking at Cambodia as an example, this is not an impossible feat. In the 90s, Cambodia hired the International Labor Organisation to create unions and monitor conditions, and thereby ensured better working conditions for garment workers. Other countries have used Cambodia as a model as they work to uphold their companies to strict moral and ethical standards.

    Apple, one of the world’s most renowned corporations, has come under scrutiny for its sweatshop conditions. In the past few months, Apple was criticized for its “overtime abuse and subsistence pay” at Foxconn, its production factory in China. The company has taken measures in light of this discovery, including hiring the Fair Labor Association to audit the factory conditions. While this was a move in the right direction, the issue at hand is the difficulty of monitoring conditions consistently and meticulously. However, looking at Cambodia as an example, this is not an impossible feat. In the 90s, Cambodia hired the International Labor Organisation to create unions and monitor conditions, and thereby ensured better working conditions for garment workers. Other countries have used Cambodia as a model as they work to uphold their companies to strict moral and ethical standards.

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