Samsung’s Chinese Supplier Accused of Child Labor, Samsung Survey Suggests Otherwise
China-based HEG Electronics (Huizhou) Co. Ltd. that processes Samsung products like mobile phones, DVD, MP3 players has been found to flout child labor laws. China Labor Watch (CLW) recently conducted an undercover investigation and found the company hired at least 7 children under the permissible age of 16. These underage workers were paid 70 percent of the normal wages and CLW suspects there are around 50-100 more underage children working in the factory.
Meanwhile, Samsung’s spokesman confirmed to Bloomberg that “two separate on-site inspections” were conducted at HEG’s factories but “no irregularities” were found. Furthermore, Samsung also assured to conduct another inspection based on the new report.