Apple Supplier Responsibility - 2011 Progress Report
2011 - Framework: GRI
Apple is committed to driving the highest standards of social responsibility
throughout our supply base. We require that our suppliers provide safe working
conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally
responsible manufacturing processes wherever Apple products are made.
Suppliers commit to the Apple Supplier Code of Conduct as a condition of
doing business with us. Drawing on internationally recognized standards, our
Code outlines expectations covering labor and human rights, health and safety,
the environment, ethics, and management commitment. Apple monitors
compliance with the Code through a rigorous program of onsite factory
audits, followed by corrective action plans and verifi cation measures.
Apple’s approach to supplier responsibility extends beyond our audit program.
We empower workers through training, educate factory management, address
underlying issues with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and industry
groups, and hold suppliers accountable for their practices. By making social
responsibility fundamental to the way we do business, we ensure our suppliers
take Apple’s Code as seriously as we do.