Interesting, but challenging, approach to tackling underage workers in Apple's supplier factories. I'm not sure how you make this work, but it's clear you have to do something. Samsung's nothing to see here attitude seems regressive.
But firing the supplier was clearly not enough, given the questions the company was facing. Its executives decided to adopt a program designed in 2008 by Impactt, a social-responsibility consultancy based in the UK that operates in China, India, and Bangladesh. The plan calls for Apple to make any transgressing supplier pay not only for the education of any child laborers it is found using, but also keep paying them wages until they graduate (thus removing their incentive to stay out of school). Apple follows up with the former workers to ensure they are still in school.