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Nintendo Comments on Foxconn Hiring Underage Workers

Oct 18 2012, 12:21pm CDT | by , in News | Gaming

Nintendo Comments on Foxconn Hiring Underage Workers
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Foxconn hired interns as young as 14

Nintendo has offered an official comment on Foxconn's admission that it had hired underage workers for one of its Chinese manufacturing facilities. Foxconn assembles products for a number of technology companies including Nintendo and Apple. Foxconn amidst the hiring interns as young as 14 while Chinese labor laws prevent the hiring of any interns under the age of 16.

Nintendo says that it will be investigating the matter and its own guidelines prohibit contractors from employing children. "Nintendo is in communication with Foxconn and is investigating the matter. We take our responsibilities as a global company very seriously and are committed to an ethical policy on sourcing, manufacture and labor. In order to ensure the continued fulfillment of our social responsibility throughout our supply chain, we established the Nintendo CSR Procurement Guidelines in July 2008. We require that all production partners, including Foxconn, comply with these Guidelines, which are based on relevant laws, international standards and guidelines. If we were to find that any of our production partners did not meet our guidelines, we would require them to modify their practices according to Nintendo’s policy. For more information about Nintendo’s Corporate Social Responsibility report, please visit http://www.nintendo.co.jp/csr/en/index.html."

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