Samsung has cut ties with one of its Chinese suppliers after a China Labor Watch inspections revealed that the company employed children.
After China Labor Watch had found children working at Shinyang Engineering, it tapped technology giant Samsung on the wrist as it felt the company did too little to prevent this situation.
Samsung said it had carried out several audits in the past year, but it performed another audit after the China Labor Watch report and apparently, enough evidence was found to terminate the collaboration with Shinyang Engineering.
In the eye of the storm again
It is the first time that Samsung has taken steps to cut ties with a factory accused of child labor, but it is not the first time Samsung has been in the eye of the storm concerning this particular topic. Up until now, it had categorically denied any wrongdoing, with Shinyang Engineering also denying it employs children in its factories.