14.01.2012 01:05 Uhr, Quelle: The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Apple publishes Supplier Responsibility Progress Report

Apple published its report on how it is monitoring contractors to meet standards of worker protection and responsibility. Apple reports that it originated 229 audits throughout its supply chain in 2011, up 80% over 2010, with special emphasis on worker safety and working conditions. The company notes it has required Apple-designed training programs for more than 1 million supply chain employees. Apple has been criticized in the past for not revealing all the supplier relationships it maintains, and the report now shows a list of 156 companies which represent 97% of Apple's procurement expenditures. Apple also claims to have made a

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