Pegatron defends Shanghai plant in wake of deaths
CNATAIPEI--Taiwan-based Pegatron Corp., which has been accused of fostering a harsh working environment at its Shanghai complex, said yesterday that working conditions at the facility were as good as in Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park.
December 14, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
Although Pegatron, which assembles the iPhone 5C and iPad mini for Apple Inc., does not have a production facility in the Hsinchu park, the company said it had adopted the park's high standards to build and operate its Shanghai factory.
The science park houses many high-tech companies, including the world's largest contract chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and its smaller rival United Microelectronics Corp., and serves as a backbone of Taiwan's high-tech exports.
In a statement issued Friday, Pegatron defending itself against accusations that its working conditions were subpar, saying the company always follows strict rules to provide its employees with a workplace where they can feel comfortable and safe.
Company Chairman T.H. Tung even said the working conditions at the Shanghai plant are better than in the Taiwanese science park.