Storm clouds are brewing over the global technology industry. A host of hardware companies are sitting on inventory stockpiles not seen since the financial crisis a decade ago.
Is it possible to run an ethical supply chain? After the publication on 29 March 2012 of the first independent audit of the factories Apple uses in China, the iconic consumer electronics giant has definitely become the test case for whether multinationals can put an end to labour abuses. According to the long-awaited report, which is considered one