A report from a Hong-Kong watchdog group accuses suppliers of “military-style management of workers,” despite Apple’s code of conduct, reports “CNET” (http://tinyurl.com/crxga6k).

The Student & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) accused three of Apple’s Chinese suppliers — Foxlink, Pegatron, and Wintek — of inhumane worker conditions. The three suppliers have failed to provide for basic human needs and continue to use student workers, according to the watchdog group.

In recent yearsApple has increased its audits of Chinese factories and taken action against those that violate its supplier code of conduct. Regardless, SACOM’s report asserts that some conditions have worsened due in part to heavier demand for Apple products.