Apple, HP, and Dell are all major partners with Foxconn and have all recently said that they would be investigating conditions there. We asked each company what specifically they planned to do. Here is the response from a Dell spokesperson:
We are investigating the situation in the Foxconn facility. Any reports of poor working conditions in Dell's supply chain are investigated and, if warranted, appropriate action is taken. We are speaking with Foxconn to understand the circumstances and how they are responding. We expect our suppliers to employ the same high standards we do in our own facilities. We enforce these standards through a variety of tools, including the Electronics Industry code of conduct, business reviews with suppliers, self-assessments and audits.
We don't intend to share the substance of our conversations with Foxconn as we consider our relationships with vendors to be confidential.