Two corporations, both which have received criticizms for their international labor practices, have issued statements to the effect that they are shifting their policies towards improving labor standards.
The electronics giant Apple and its major supplier Foxconn have recently responded to public demands for better treatment of the workers who assemble iPads and iPhones in China.
In separate statements, Apple have said that the company will invite an outside labor rights group to audit its suppliers, which could lead to problematic factories being publicly identified for the first time.
Whereas Foxconn have said that the company will raise salaries for many workers between China 16 to 25 percent. This will take the typical basic wage to about $400 a month. Foxconn have also said that they will reduce overtime hours worked by employees at its factories.
For the Apple statement: Apple
For the Foxton statement: via New York Times