Foxconn under investigation over bribery allegations

Foxconn, best known for assembling Apple's iPhone and iPad products, is under investigation in China over allegations that it looked for bribes from suppliers.

Foxconn, best known for assembling Apple's iPhone and iPad products, is under investigation in China over allegations that it looked for bribes from suppliers.

 
The Taiwanese Next Magazine claims that a Foxconn manager was arrested over suspicion that he solicited bribes from some of the numerous firms supplying parts to the company. 
 
It is not clear what the manager sought and what was offered to suppliers in return, but presumably one of those approached for a bribe reported the incident to the police.
 
 Foxconn under investigation over bribery allegations
 
Foxconn said it was cooperating with authorities and carrying out an internal investigation, suggesting this issue was not known to those higher up in the company. It said will implement new measures to prevent similar occurences in the future.
 
The incident is the latest in a series of headaches for the company, otherwise known as Hon Hai Precision Industry. A spate of employee suicides in recent years drew widespread scrutiny and criticism of the company's working conditions, while Foxconn has also hit the headlines for hiring underage staff.
 
Problems at Foxconn reflect badly on a number of well-known technology companies that pay it to assemble their products at dirt cheap prices, including Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Sony, Panasonic, Amazon, Dell, and HP. Some of these have launched investigations of their own and attempted to secure improvements at the company to avoid the endless negative PR that seems to accompany it.
 
Source: BBC