While Apple Is Criticized for Foxconn, Other Companies Are Silent

Nick Bilton, writing for the NYT:

In the last week I have asked Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Microsoft and others about their reports on labor conditions. Most responded with a boilerplate public relations message. Some didn’t even respond.

The answer from Barnes & Noble, the maker of the Nook e-reader, was typical. Mary Ellen Keating, a senior vice president, said only, “We don’t comment on our supply chain vendors.”

Lenovo e-mailed a general report on sustainability. Samsung, which sells more cellphones than Apple, gave no response.

As John Moltz says:

Maybe now the “blame Apple” crowd can shut their blameholes.

Monday, 9 April 2012