2016 Progress Report
2016 Progress Report
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.
2016 marks our tenth annual Supplier Responsibility Report. It details the strides Apple has made in protecting human rights by stemming excessive work hours and addressing bonded and underage labor 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 percent, 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 metric tons of waste from landfills. Our Clean Water Program has saved more than 3.8 billion gallons of freshwater. And in the first year of our energy efficiency program, suppliers have prevented more than 13,800 metric tons 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 2400 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, NGOs, 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
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.
Achieved 97 percent compliance with our 60-hour maximum workweek.
Helped recoup US$4.7 million in excessive recruitment fees for foreign contract 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, totaling over 1.4 million since 2008.
Graduated more than 1000 SEED students with bachelor’s or associate’s degrees.
Reduced carbon emissions by more than 13,800 metric tons through our energy efficiency program.
Diverted more than 73,000 metric tons of waste from landfills.
Saved more than 3.8 billion gallons of freshwater.
Launched nearly 1600 EHS Academy projects.
Graduated 310 EHS Academy participants.
|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, TX, USA||Mac|
|Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. LTD. (Foxconn)||Foxconn Guanlan Technology Park North site, Dashuikeng Village, Guanlan Town, Bao’an District, Shenzhen City, China 518110||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 Province, 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, CA, USA||Mac|
|Wistron Corporation||No. 168, First Avenue, Kunshan Integrated Free Trade Zone, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China||iPhone|