Technology company Apple is once again facing specific allegations of forced labor in its supply chain. Seven of its Chinese suppliers are alleged to have used unpaid Uyghur workers from the Xinjiang Autonomous Province. This is reported by the online magazine The Information, which investigated together with human rights groups. Until now, the US company had always denied a link between its production and forced labour and spoke of “zero tolerance”. Apple referred to a thorough examination of its supply chains. A statement from the company on the new suspicion was still pending on Tuesday evening.
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