Following recent incidents involving Apple's manufacturing partner, Foxxcon, Apple.com has posted a "Suppler responsibility progress report", the introductory page for which reads:
Apple is committed to ensuring the highest standards of social responsibility wherever our products are made. We insist that our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes.
Apple’s program is based on our comprehensive Supplier Code of Conduct, which outlines our expectations for the companies we do business with. We evaluate compliance through a rigorous auditing program and work proactively with our suppliers to drive change.
Similar to Apple's Green Initiative on the heels of ecological scrutiny, the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad maker is again handling response not by way of dialog but by way of large-scale program announcement.
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