Apple, Dell, HP Looking into Foxconn Factory Suicides

After a spate of suicides at Hon Hai Industries' Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China, three of the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer's largest clients have said they're organizing their own investigations into the conditions of the factory.

"We are saddened and upset by the recent suicides at Foxconn," Apple said in a statement Wednesday to Bloomberg. "Apple is deeply committed to ensuring that conditions throughout our supply chain are safe and workers are treated with respect and dignity. We are in direct contact with Foxconn senior management and we believe they are taking this matter very seriously."

Foxconn builds iPhones, iPods, and MacBooks for Apple.

Dell, which orders some of its laptops from Foxconn, is looking into the matter as well. "We expect our suppliers to employ the same high standards we do in our own facilities. We enforce these standards through a variety of tools, including the Electronics Industry code of conduct, business reviews with suppliers, self-assessments and audits."

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