Employees allegedly solicited "kickbacks" from suppliers. At least one manager of the company was detained in Shenzhen as a result of the investigation and bribery claims. Foxconn said that it will "thoroughly investigate" the case and collaborate with authorities.
According to media reports a dozen other employees are suspected to have accepted bribes. The company said that it has suspended orders from one company that is said to have offered and paid bribes.
"We are working with law enforcement officials who we brought in to work with our own internal audit team as part of an investigation into allegations against a number of Foxconn employees related to illegal payments from supply chain partners," Foxconn wrote in a statement provide to the media. The company employs more than 1.2 million people in China and is primarily known as the manufacturer of Apple's iPhones, iPads and iPods, but also assembles products for Dell, HP, Intel and Microsoft.