18 Jan '12, 10pm

Apple Shines the Light on Its Supply Chain, Warts and All

Apple Shines the Light on Its Supply Chain, Warts and All

Apple has come under fire in the past for a perceived lack of action on cleaning up its supply chain, particularly in China . The company lifted the veil last week on its supply chain efforts and network with the release of its 2012 Supplier Progress Report (PDF) Friday, the same day Apple made public its leading supplier list and joined the Fair Labor Association (FLA). In an announcement (PDF) Friday, the FLA said it would independently evaluate some of Apple's supplier facilities and share its findings on its website. Apple will coordinate its FLA obligations with its supplier compliance program within two years, as new FLA affiliates are required. Already the FLA worked with the company to assess the effectiveness of its training programs related to labor rights and standards. Apple's progress report detailed both highs and lows of the company's supplier responsibility...

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