Nintendo investigates working conditions in response to recent suicides at the production firm.
MarketWatch has reported that the Japanese business daily Nikkei confirmed that Nintendo will be joining companies including Apple in investigating the working conditions at Foxconn, the company responsible for assembling Wii consoles. This is in response to the recent suicides at the Shenzhen facility, operated by Foxconn Technology Group.
An article published on Times Business goes into further detail, suggesting that due to fears about company image, clients including Nintendo, Apple, Sony, Hewlett Packard, and Dell are all running investigations in parallel, with Nintendo’s investigation said to have started this year. There have been ten suicides over the last few months at Foxconn’s largest factory, with workers there under severe conditions.
Nintendo has special guidelines in place for outsourced production, and will be conducting a special survey of the factory to establish whether the factory still meets requirements.