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Pegatron Says It Hasn’t Been Informed of Labor Inspections

February 14, 2012

(Updates with details of association in third paragraph.)

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Pegatron Corp., a maker of Apple Inc.’s iPhones, said it hasn’t been informed of any pending inspections of factory work conditions by labor groups, a day after the U.S. company said checks would start this spring.

Pegatron is aware of Apple’s corporate social responsibility policies, Charles Lin, chief financial officer of the Taipei-based company, said by telephone today. The client hasn’t informed him about any upcoming audits, Lin said.

Apple said the Washington-based Fair Labor Association began checks of working conditions at supplier Foxconn Technology Group yesterday, about a month after the iPhone maker became the first technology company to join the association. Audits at Pegatron and Quanta Computer Inc. are scheduled to start this spring, Cupertino, California-based Apple said in a statement.

The association’s members include Nike Inc. and Nestle SA.

Carol Hsu, a spokeswoman for Taoyuan, Taiwan-based Quanta, a maker of iPods and notebooks for Apple, declined to comment.

--Editors: Dave McCombs, Lena Lee

To contact the reporter on this story: Tim Culpan in Taipei at tculpan1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Tighe at mtighe4@bloomberg.net.


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