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Supplier Responsibility at Apple


Apparently, feeling the heat of recent news stories, Apple has created a page to address concerns about worker rights and safety concerns.

Apple claims it is “committed to the highest standards of social responsibility across our worldwide supply chain. We insist that all of our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes. Our actions — from thorough site audits to industry-leading training programs — demonstrate this commitment.”

The web page sets forth and explains its position on Labor and Human Rights, Worker Health and Safety and Environmental Impact.

Apple goes into great detail about its “progress” concerning worker protections and factory conditions. It even makes its report available for download.

To create the appearance of openness, Apple even provides a list of it’s leading suppliers.

Apple also touts its SEED program that is suppose to “train workers on the rights and protections to which they are entitled.”

Interestingly, the meta data in the Report shows it was made using Adobe InDesign and was created January 12, 2012, a couple of weeks before the CBS News story.

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