Global companies face global problems. With supply chains that stretch across continents, it can often be a challenge to enforce compliance standards on suppliers and partners in far-flung areas. One company that has learned this lesson the hard way is Samsung Electronics.
The South Korean electronics giant has been met with allegations that one of its Chinese suppliers uses child labor. A nonprofit group known as the China Labor Watch called out Samsung, alleging that the Shinyang Electronics Company, makers or cellphone covers and other parts, was using children who had used fake IDs to get jobs in the factory.