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2016 Progress Report

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A letter from Jeff Williams.

At Apple, we are deeply committed to making sure everyone in our supply chain is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. Our team works hard to raise the bar every year to improve working conditions, provide educational opportunities, push for higher standards of living and protect human rights.

2015 marks our 10th annual Supplier Responsibility Report. It details the strides Apple has made in protecting human rights by stemming excessive work hours and addressing bonded and under-age labour practices. It also provides a window into our efforts to preserve the environment through safe chemical use, conservation of natural resources, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

In 2015, work-hour compliance among our suppliers reached 97 per cent, a number that is virtually unheard of in our industry. Since 2008, more than 9.2 million workers have been trained on their rights, over 1.4 million people have participated in Apple educational programs, and more than US$25.6 million in excessive recruitment fees have been repaid to foreign contract workers by suppliers as a result of our efforts.

Apple’s push for more rigorous environmental standards and renewable energy production has delivered substantial results: suppliers have diverted more than 73,000 tonnes of waste from landfill. Our Clean Water Program has saved more than 14.3 billion litres of fresh water. And in the first year of our energy efficiency program, suppliers have prevented more than 13,800 tonnes of carbon emissions. We aren’t just helping suppliers become more efficient — our Clean Energy Program is supporting them in powering their facilities with renewable energy sources. And our Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Academy participants have launched more than 2,400 EHS projects since 2013.

We’re proud of the progress we’ve made so far. Yet even as you read this, Apple continues to address challenges throughout the supply chain. We are openly working with industry partners, governments, nongovernment organisations and others who share our vision of improving lives and caring for the environment.

At the heart of this effort is Apple’s responsibility to the people who help make our products. Our commitment to them will never waver, and we will always try to do what is right by doing more and doing it better.

Jeff Williams Chief Operating Officer

2016 Report Highlights

Accountability

  • Performed 640 audits covering more than 1.6 million workers.

  • Conducted nearly 140 first-time audits across our supply chain.

  • Audited suppliers in 25 countries.

Labour and Human Rights

  • Achieved 97 per cent compliance with our 60-hour maximum working week.

  • Helped recoup US$4.7 million in excessive recruitment fees for foreign contract workers.

Empowering Workers

  • Trained more than 3 million workers on their rights.

  • Expanded Supplier Employee Education and Development (SEED) program participants by more than 558,000 in 2015, totalling over 1.4 million since 2008.

  • Graduated more than 1,000 SEED students with bachelor’s or associate’s degrees.

Environment, Health and Safety

  • Reduced carbon emissions by more than 13,800 tonnes through our energy efficiency program.

  • Diverted more than 73,000 tonnes of waste from landfill.

  • Saved more than 14.3 billion litres of fresh water.

  • Launched nearly 1,600 EHS Academy projects.

  • Graduated 310 EHS Academy participants.

Our global supplier facilities.

Download a list of our top 200 suppliers (PDF)

Our 18 final assembly facilities.

Assembly Facilities
Supplier/Facility Location Products
Apple Inc. Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland Mac
BYD Company No. 1, BaoPing Road, Baolong Industrial Town, Longgang, Shenzhen, China Accessories
Compal Electronics Inc. No. 68-2, Suyuan Road, Nanjing Export Processing Zone (South Area), Nanjing, Jiangsu, China iPad
Flextronics 12455 Research Blvd, Austin, Texas, USA Mac
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd (Foxconn) Foxconn Guanlan Technology Park North Site, Dashuikeng Village, Guanlan Town, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, China iPhone, iPod
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd (Foxconn) Foxconn Longhua Technology Park, No. 2, 2nd Donghuan Road, 10th Yousong Industrial District, Longhua, Baoan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China Mac, iPad, Accessories
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd (Foxconn) No. 888, Hezuo Road, Comprehensive Bonded Zone, Chengdu High Technology Western Park, Chengdu, Sichuan, China iPad
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd (Foxconn) No. 1925, Nanle Road, Songjiang Export, Processing Zone, Shanghai, China Accessories
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd (Foxconn) Comprehensive Bonded Area, East of Zhenxing Road, Zhengzhou Airport District, Henan, China iPhone
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd (Foxconn) No. 1, Longfei Street, Economic Development Zone, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China iPhone
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd (Foxconn) Avenida Caminho de Goiás 100, Rodovia Anhanguera km 66, Bairro dos Fernandes, Bloco A, Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brazil iPhone, iPad
Inventec Appliances Corporation No. 789, Puxing Road, Shanghai, China iPod
Pegatron Corporation West of Rose Road and South of Bailing Road, Kunshan Economic and Technologic Development Zone, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China iPhone
Pegatron Corporation No. 3668, Xiuyan Road, Kang Qiao Town, Pu Dong New District, Shanghai, China iPhone, iPad
Quanta Computer Inc. No. 68, Sanzhuang Road, Songjiang Export Processing Zone, Shanghai, China Mac, Watch
Quanta Computer Inc. No. 8, Jinzhou Road, High Technology Industrial Park, Changshu Economic Development Zone, Changshu, Jiangsu, China iPod, Watch
Quanta Computer Inc. 44350 Nobel Drive, Fremont, California, USA Mac
Wistron Corporation No. 168, First Avenue, Kunshan Integrated Free Trade Zone, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China iPhone