A source who does not want to be disclosed on the subject stated that Apple made this decision a few months ago, while the US technology company did not make a statement on the subject.
The Chinese firm announced yesterday that a “private overseas customer”, whose name it does not share, has stopped purchasing its products.
World-famous companies stopped buying cotton due to “forced labor”
Sümerra, Bureau Veritas SA, TUV SUD, RİNA SpA and Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) companies and companies, which provide services in matters such as international auditing, control, certification, conformity assessment, ensuring worker rights and conscious use of the environment, also it had decided not to supply it.
In the report published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) in February 2020, it was revealed that China sent more than 80 thousand Uighur Turks to work in factories in 2017-2019. ASPI pointed out that the Swedish company H&M is one of the beneficiaries of the forced labor transfer program due to its relations with the dyed yarn manufacturer Huafu Fashion.
Controversial camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
In recent years, violations of the identity and culture of Uyghur Turks in China have been criticized by the international public.
As the UN and other international organizations reiterated calls for the camps to be opened for scrutiny, China has so far allowed a small number of foreign diplomats and members of the press to partially see several camps it has designated.
While the Chinese authorities deny the allegations of forced labor, they are rejecting the UN officials’ request to investigate the region freely for direct information.