Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Apple Asks Outside Group to Inspect Factories - NYTimes.com

Leading by example

Corporate analysts say Apple’s shifts could incite widespread changes throughout the electronics industry, since a lot of companies use the same suppliers. They also said it seemed calculated to forestall the kind of public relations problems over labor issues that in previous decades afflicted companies like Nike, Gap and Disney. “This is a really big deal,” said Sasha Lezhnev at the Enough Project, a group focused on corporate accountability. “The whole industry has to follow whatever Apple does.”

Apple Asks Outside Group to Inspect Factories - NYTimes.com

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