Human loss

“The company places a priority on ensuring the welfare of all our over one million employees across all of our operations globally”

Terry Gou, chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, tries Sharp Corp's RoBoHon, a humanoid communication robot-shaped mobile phone, at a Sharp showroom in New Taipei City

Foxconn’s Terry Gou

A Foxconn statement in response to news that two more of its staff jumped to their death from a factory rooftop in Zhengzhou last week. The company has had a long track record of staff suicides (see our first coverage in 2010 in WiC63) although Terry Gou’s firm has tried to prevent them with what it terms “a positive work environment that is one of the best in our industry”.

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