Apple’s Supplier Responsibility PPT

Apple’s Supplier Responsibility

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A summary of Apple’s Supplier Responsibility

  • Apple’s suppliers have responsibilities that they have to fully accomplish for them to work with the company as well as work under the code of conduct designed by the company to control their actions and activities towards the company and the customers.
  • The company requires their suppliers to create a safe environment for the company’s workers as well as other personnel working on behalf of the enterprise. Nevertheless, the company makes sure that all their suppliers treat all workers fairly and ethical at all times and situation whether good or bad.

Apple’s stance on empowering workers

  • Apple is committed to providing all their employees with education not only concerning the production of company goods and services, but also offers courses on how they can manage their finances and how to relate to other people.
  • Statistics show that up to date more than 900,000 employees have benefitted from Apple’s Supply Employee Education and Development (SEED) program to offer life skills such as economics, English, behavioral sciences among others.
  • It is worth noting that these programs are provided for free.

Apples stance on labor and human rights

  • For one to qualify to be a supplier of the company, he or she has to commit and sign papers to show that they are ready to treat their workers fairly and with dignity. To make sure that this directive is always followed, the suppliers have to submit their audit regarding code of conduct now and then.
  • On the realization that human labor force is the most important asset that the company can own, Apple has moved to ensure that the employees are not overworked and that their right to better working conditions and right to freedom are protected so that there cannot be a repeat of what happened in China.


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