Apple nominated for "Eyesore of the year Award” for its cut and run strategy

Apple Inc. is nominated for the “Eyesore of the Year 2013″, because the company relocated parts of its production to Pegatron in June 2013, after worldwide protests against the working conditions at supplier Foxconn. It’s the second time the ‘eyesore’ will be awarded, an initiative by the Austrian Network Social Responsibility (NeSoVe).

Apple nominated for "Eyesore of the year Award” for its cut and run strategy

Apple Inc. is nominated for the “Eyesore of the Year 2013″, because the company relocated parts of its production to Pegatron in June 2013, after worldwide protests against the working conditions at supplier Foxconn. Furthermore, Pegatron is known for its poor employment policy. Apple Inc. denies the responsibility as a market monopolist and explains when being addressed on this issue: “Speculative questions and rumors are not commented by Apple”.

About the award

It’s the second time the ‘eyesore’ will be awarded by the Austrian Network Social Responsibility (NeSoVe). It is given to companies, organizations, institutions and individuals who have acted very irresponsibly and without regard to social and/or environmental damage. There are 2 awards: a jury-award (given by the board of NeSoVe) and a public-award (by internet voting).

Last year, the jury award was given to KIK with regard to the fire disaster in Karachi (Pakistan), where almost 300 people died. The public award was given to Mayr-Melnhof Packaging for violating the rights of the workers council in connection with the plant closure in Liverpool.

This years’ awards will be presented on February 20 (World Day of Social Justice) in the Off-Theatre in Vienna.

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