Apple has launched its Supplier Responsibility report for 2016. The report, which Apple has launched annually for the ultimate decade, outlines how the corporate and its providers are treating the staff that make Apple merchandise. It additionally main points growth Apple has made in the space of environmental have an effect on.
In 2015, Apple carried out 640 audits of its provide chain, masking 1.6 million staff in 25 nations. This comprises 140 first-time audits. The corporate noticed 97% compliance with its weekly paintings hour requirements, that means that the majority staff all through Apple's provide line labored not more than 60 hours a week. From Apple COO Jeff Williams:
In 2015, paintings-hour compliance amongst our providers reached 97 %, a host that may be nearly unprecedented in our business. Since 2008, greater than 9.2 million staff were educated on their rights, over 1.4 million other folks have participated in Apple instructional methods, and greater than US$25.6 million in over the top recruitment charges were repaid to overseas agreement staff via providers because of our efforts.
The corporate additionally says that it educated any other 3 million staff on their rights, and graduated greater than 1,000 scholars thru its Supplier Employ Education and Development software (SEED) with friends and bachelors levels.
On the environment, Apple noticed discounts in carbon emissions via greater than 13,800 metric lots. The provide chain additionally diverted greater than 73,000 metric lots of waste clear of landfills.
You can learn the complete report for an in depth breakdown of Apple's efforts in the final yr.