According to a report by Appleinsider on Tuesday (8th), Apple (AAPL-US) Goldwind Technology, a green energy partner and a global wind turbine manufacturer, is related to Uyghur forced labor in Xinjiang. In addition, Apple’s main suppliers Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron, Quanta, Compal, etc. Discriminatory language.
In May of this year, The Information disclosed that seven suppliers in Apple’s supply chain participated in Xinjiang Uyghur labor plans, including Lianzhan Technology, Luxshare Precision, Derun Electronics, Pengding Holdings, Kangshu Technology, and Zhongnan Chuangfa And Dongshan Precision.
Now Goldwind Technology, a world-renowned large-scale wind turbine manufacturer, has also been accused of using the labor plan. The human rights organization Tech Transparency Project found evidence from the local government in 2016 that the company’s Xinjiang plant was negotiating to receive “labor export” from the Hotan area of Xinjiang.
In addition, AppleInsider reported that Wu Gang, the founder and chairman of Goldwind, allegedly participated in the Xinjiang Uyghur ideological education campaign of the Chinese government.
Goldwind is also cooperating with paramilitary organizations that were sanctioned by the United States for violations of the human rights of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang in 2020. It is said that after the United States announced the sanctions, Goldwind reached a new agreement with the company in December 2020.
Goldwind is one of Apple’s main renewable energy partners. The two companies reached a renewable energy plan agreement in 2016, including four joint ventures, to commit to achieving carbon neutrality in China’s supply chain by 2030.
Apple established 300 million in 2018U.S. dollarThe China Renewable Energy Fund to further develop China’s solar and wind energy projects. It is not clear whether these funds have been paid to Goldwind.
In addition, The Information reported that more than 30 companies in Apple’s supply chain use discriminatory language in human recruitment, such as warning minorities, those over 40, and those with tattoos not to apply for production line positions. These companies include Apple’s largest supply. Companies such as Foxconn, Pegatron, Quanta, Wistron, Luxshare, Compal and Goertek.