supplier responsibility

Apple Details its Education Initiatives in 13th Annual Supplier Responsibility Report

In its 13th annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report released today, Apple has highlighted the milestones it has achieved in environmental protection while also detailing how the company is expanding educational opportunities. “In everything we do, people come first,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. The report notes that over 17.3 million supplier employees have been...

Apple Releases 11th Annual Supplier Responsibility Report

Apple released its 2017 Supplier Responsibility Report today, as concern mounts over the potential impact of a draft directive from the Trump administration that would suspend legislation requiring companies to disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals. Conflict minerals — substances like tantalum, tungsten, tin, and gold — are used in a variety of popular...

Apple Revamps Supplier Responsibility Website with 2014 Report Highlights

Apple has today completely revamped its Supplier Responsibility page on its official website with 2014 report highlights, detailing its monitoring of supply partner labor practices, compliance with regulations and Apple’s standards of business, the environmental impact of its product components and more. The updated look of Apple’s Supplier Responsibility page matches the overall interactive feel of the...

Apple’s 2014 Supplier Responsibility Report Sees Progress for ‘Conflict-Free’ Materials

Apple has released its 2014 Supplier Responsibility Report and within it the company reveals it has increased its push for ‘conflict-free’ materials, in particular tantalum, a key metal used in components. The report reveals Apple suppliers use 20 global refiners whose tantalum has been verified to be ‘conflict-free’ by third-part auditors. Tantalum mines in the Democratic...

Apple Supplier Work-Hour Compliance Reaches 94% in November

Apple has updated its Supplier Responsibility Page, reflecting the company's efforts to end the industry-wide practice of excessive overtime, a top priority for the iPhone maker. Its efforts are having positive results, too: Apple has started tracking working-hours compliance at a handful of suppliers, and now that program has spread to over a million employees...