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Apple Releases 2013 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, Terminates Supplier For Child Labor Violations

Supplier Responsibility Progress Report

Apple has just released its annual Supplier Responsibility Report, a document that sheds light on the Cupertino-based tech company’s findings about its suppliers’ business practices in 2012. It takes into account excessive work hours, underage labor, and environmental impacts of the manufacturing process, including things like conflict-free minerals.

In the report, the company notes that it is the first technology company to join the Fair Labor Association (FLA), and had the group audit Apple’s biggest supplier, Foxconn, finding that the Chinese manufacturing company is on track to meet the recommendations of the FLA this year.

Not all in the report is positive, however.

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Former Exec: Apple’s Commitment To Secrecy “Conflicts” With Humane Factory Working Conditions

Former Exec: Apple’s Commitment To Secrecy “Conflicts” With Humane Factory Working Conditions

While Apple has been actively seeking to improve the working conditions for employees at the Chinese factories manufacturing its products, a former executive for the Cupertino company believes it could do more. The trouble is, Apple’s infamous secrecy is getting in the way.

“We’re trying really hard to make things better,” said one former Apple executive. “But most people would still be really disturbed if they saw where their iPhone comes from.”

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