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    Late Wednesday, Apple published its Supplier Responsibility Report for 2015.

    Once again, the 9th annual report looks at a host of factors spanning quality of work conditions to employee recruitment practices.

    Jeff Williams, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operations reporting to CEO Tim Cook, summarized the new report on Apple's website today.

    "We care deeply about every worker in Apple’s global supply chain," Williams writes. "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."

    From advocating for workers' rights to supporting environmentally responsible production practices, Apple says 2014 represented a year of fantastic progress.

    "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," Williams adds. "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."

    To check out the full report, click here.

    Source: Apple
    2015-02-12 01:04 AM