Supplier Responsibility at Apple
Apple is committed to the highest standards of social responsibility across our worldwide supply chain. We insist that all of our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes. Our actions — from thorough site audits to industry-leading training programs — demonstrate this commitment.
Labor and Human Rights
Apple prohibits practices that threaten the rights of workers — even when local laws and customs permit such practices. We’ve taken action toward ending excessive recruitment fees, preventing the hiring of underage workers, and prohibiting discriminatory policies at our suppliers. There’s still work to be done, but we’re encouraged by the progress we’ve made thus far.
Worker Health and Safety
Apple requires suppliers to provide a workplace that’s both safe and healthy.
Our suppliers must adopt strict safety standards and provide workers with safety training. And we’re working with our suppliers to roll out employee assistance programs to improve worker well-being.
Apple takes great care to design environmentally sound products.
And we require our suppliers to use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes wherever those products are made.