Citing notable improvements ranging from its eco-friendly production processes to the treatment of its workers in the company’s supply chain, Apple has just enthusiastically shared its 2015 Supplier Responsibility Report.
For nine years, Apple has published this report, which comprehensively probes the global happenings that surround production of Apple products.
Jeff Williams, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operations, provided a report summary on Apple’s website.
“We care deeply about every worker in Apple’s global supply chain,” Williams proposes. “To improve their lives, we continue to proactively tackle issues that are part of the broader challenges facing our world today — human rights and equality, environmental protection, and education. We have long championed these causes, and 2014 was a year of tremendous progress.”
All told, Williams says Apple made remarkable progress in 2014.
“You’ll see that we address difficult issues like underage labor in a frank and open way. You’ll also see that we consistently report suppliers’ violations of our standards,” he says of the report. “People sometimes point to the discovery of problems as evidence that our process isn’t working. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every violation we unearthed in the 633 supplier audits we conducted last year offered an opportunity to make concrete changes for the better.”
The complete report can be access online here.