The profit margins of the top companies (Apple and Samsung) are high especially Apple and if they were to contribute 2% of their refits to bettering workers conditions it would have a tremendous impact on the economy. With that being said, these inhuman conditions are not only occurring in the manufacturing process but also in the materials being used to create smartness. Tin for instance is mined out of Indonesia and g of it go into every smartened.
Mining conditions on the island of Bank have caused the destruction of tropical forest, destruction of the coral reef, has had devastating impacts on the fishing industry on the locals, the sea mining affects the entire sea animal environment, and not enough is being done to erect these horribly negative environmental impacts taking place. In Congo mining conflicts are also a concern and although the Dominican Republic and Congo have trillions in natural minerals and materials needed for the construction of smartness their economy remains one of the poorest due to war.
The funds from the selling of materials and minerals go quite often to aid in bribery, firearms, illegal activities and other frowned upon activities. The saddest part is that these very reusable materials often get thrown away and a very small percent ever get reused. These precious commodities that e are destroying our environment to obtain simply get tossed out.
The regulations on smartened companies lack in the fact that many have standards indicating a minimum wage agreement and loopholes such as the differentials between minimum wage requirements between countries, allow for companies to pay salaries that do not even equal the living wage. Also, the lack of globalizes regulation laws that monitor and regulate working conditions throughout the world contribute to these companies taking advantage of the opportunity to make an even bigger profit from people living in the worse conditions that are desperate for any kind of work and eave no other choice but to agree to these labor abusive companies.