Nokia and Sony concerned over deaths at Foxconn
Sadly we have all been made aware of the number of deaths recently at Foxconn the Smartphone chip maker manufacturer.
We reported only a few days ago that there had been two suicides in just four days which you can catch up on here if you missed it, and then again today there has been another death at Foxconn which we reported on earlier here.
Both Sony and Nokia have now openly expressed their concern over the worker deaths at Foxconn amid those claims that the workers have struggled with excessive work loads which in turn are causing worrying levels of stress in the employees.
In a press release Sony said that in response to recent reports they have begun taking steps to re evaluate the working environment at Foxconn. We are concerned and take this very seriously. A Nokia spokesperson confirmed that given the concerning reports regarding Foxconn we are in continuous contact with Foxconn to ensure any issues are identified and addressed as soon as possible.
Sony and Nokia are the latest to join the line of Foxconn’s concerned customers including Apple as the iPhone is put together in Foxconn’s Chinese factories making it a major supplier in the mobile phone world.