Apple today provided an update on its supply chain labor compliance, revealing that as of October, its suppliers have achieved an average of 95 percent complying with the company's 60-hour work week. That's up from the 92 percent figure cited in Apple's 2013 Supplier Responsibility Report issued in January. Apple's keeps tabs on over 1 million workers per week in an attempt to cut down on excessive hours. It began keeping a closer eye on excessive labor in 2011, when Apple began tracking working hours weekly "at a handful of suppliers."
In 2012, the program was expanded significantly to include over 1 million supply chain employees. Apple and its manufacturing practices have been under the microscope for a number of years after major supplier Foxconn received a barrage of criticism over alleged abuses to its workforce.
Correction: Apple's 2013 Supplier Responsibility Report was initially released in January of this year. The company has now provided new figures that pull in statistics through October 2013.