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Foxconn says it will cooperate in Apple environment probe if asked
Publication Date : 17-04-2012
Foxconn Technology Group yesterday promised to cooperate if one day Apple Inc. decides to inspect the environmental control situation of its supplier factories in mainland China.
According to reports from the Financial Times, Apple has agreed with a US Fair Labour Association (FLA) request to conduct environmental control inspections in its Chinese supplier factories. Investigations will be conducted by Apple, as well as Beijing's Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE).
Foxconn announced yesterday that it had only recently been inspected by the IPE, and believes that it will not have to be re-inspected on environmental pollution standards. If Apple and the IPE approach the company together for further inspections, however, Foxconn will still cooperate, it said.
The company believes that Apple's decision to conduct inspections has nothing to do with past problems at Foxconn facilities.