In the scandal related to the appalling working conditions in Foxconn facilities, the Chinese manufacturer has tried to face a PR nightmare with a graceful attitude.
The radio show that started the series of disclosures, relating to Shenzhen facilities, admitted last week that the information presented to the public was "partially falsified." However, Foxconn announced that the company has no intention to redeem its reputation in court.
Foxconn' Simon Hsing responded to This American Life's producers, who admitted being biased and that the damage to their image was serious, plus the shows' producers were unprofessional. "Our client is Apple Inc ... Our corporate image has been totally ruined. The point is whatever media that cited the program should not have reported it without confirming [with us]" said a Foxconn official.
Apart from scolding the media, Foxconn does not plan to take the matter to the court and to prove that the information revealed to the public was false. "The retraction has somewhat cleared Foxconn's name, but not all the way. The press and stock investors will continue to watch how Foxconn treats its workers going forward," said Simon Liu, fund manager and deputy investment officer.