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2018 Information & Communications Technology

Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL)

Apple Inc. (Apple) ranks third out of the 40 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers across all themes. It has the highest score in the benchmark on the theme of worker voice and the joint-highest score on the theme of monitoring. Since 2016, its score has improved from 62 to 71. This is because it has stated that it undertook supply chain risk assessments that include forced labor, engaged stakeholders on forced labor, and integrated forced labor standards into its supplier contracts. KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labor in Apple's supply chain. A letter to employees from the company regarding the allegation, in which the company explained how it improves working conditions in its supply chain, is publicly available. However, the company did not disclose a detailed response to the allegation, nor outcomes of remedy for workers. Additional steps the company could take to address forced labor risks in its supply chains include strengthening its disclosure and practices on the themes of traceability and risk assessment, purchasing practices, and worker voice.

Quartiles

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71

OUT OF 100

2018

  • Commitment and Governance

    84

  • Traceability and Risk Assessment

    75

  • Purchasing Practices

    45

  • Recruitment

    76

  • Worker Voice

    58

  • Monitoring

    90

  • Remedy

    69