Apple push to clean up supply chain gained momentum in 2017

Apple’s supply chain attracted global attention in 2010 after a series of suicides at plants run by its main assembler Foxconn Technology Group in China.

Neighbourhood Technology Desk/Avi Arya: Apple Inc. touted major improvements in labour and environmental practices across its vast global supply chain in 2017, as the world’s most valuable company pressured factories to modernize and train workers on their rights.

Apple’s report also said the company made progress on its environmental impact with 5.1 billion gallons of water conserved in 2017 and a 320,000 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions. Apple’s supply chain attracted global attention in 2010 after a series of suicides at plants run by its main assembler Foxconn Technology Group in China.

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