Leading corporate consultant BSR has reacted to last week's report published by the New York Times, in which the agency came under severe criticism regarding the harsh working conditions experienced at the China based Foxconn manufacturing plants. This is also the same location for the assembly of Apple's massively popular iOS devices.
The report, which highlighted pressing issues including underage workers, excessive working schedules, as well as unsafe and unhealthy working conditions, was responded by Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apparently, Mr. Cook went on to defend his company's relationship with Foxconn.
Yet it appears that BSR has also stepped forward to oppose the claims, and pointed out a few inaccuracies in the controversial New York Times report.
"Despite the publication of a report that has been in the public domain for several years, there are errors in how you present the project conducted under the auspices of the World Bank, BSR, and three other sponsors," BSR stated in an open letter to the newspaper, as reported by Digital Trends.
It further stated that: "your attribution of several opinions about Apple to BSR misstates the views of the organization".
The open letter was comprised mainly of a summary of key points, wherein NYT's facts and views simply did not match up with those of BSR.