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Strayer University

Dr. Hammad Elbedour

Apple, Inc.
Apple is committed to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility and ethical conduct. Apple’s suppliers are required to provide safe work conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, act fairly and ethically and use environmentally responsible practices wherever they make products or perform services for Apple. Apple requires its suppliers to operate in accordance with the principles in this Apple Supplier Code of Conduct (“Code”) and in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. This code goes beyond mere compliance with the law by drawing upon internationally recognized standards to advance social and environmental responsibility. The code outlines Apple’s expectations for Supplier conduct regarding labor and human rights, health and safety, environmental protection, ethics and management practices. ("Code of Conduct," 2014, p. 1)
Apple’s current position on ethical and social responsibility In their 2013 Apple Progress report they describe their commitment to transparency, including the good and the bad. They are committed to resolving the current and potential problems that Apple is currently being challenged with. These problems include extreme work hours and the labor of minor children. Apple is taking the necessary time and using the necessary resources to reach down to the lowest level of suppler and Apple is providing their findings on a level of detail that is uncommon to the industry. (Apple, Inc., 2013, p. 5) Apple has begun tracking and reporting weekly work hours for all their employees in their efforts to end excessive overtime. These reports are available to everyone inside and outside of this industry. The efforts of tracking these hours have been successful and are provided in the 2013 Progress Report. Apple is proud to saw their…...

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