Products made to have a positive impact. On the world and the people who make them.

Our suppliers employ millions of people around the world. The decisions we make can have a big impact on their lives and their communities. We have a great responsibility to protect the rights of all the people in our supply chain, and to do everything we can to preserve our planet’s fragile environment. That’s why we obsess over every detail of how we build our products. And it’s why we invest in education and training to provide opportunities and tools to help our suppliers’ employees today and in the future.

 

Improving Suppliers

We’re helping suppliers meet the highest standards in the industry. Ours.

We have a strict Code of Conduct that requires our suppliers to adhere to high standards for safe working conditions, fair treatment of workers, and environmentally safe manufacturing. Every year we strengthen these standards in a continuing effort to raise the bar. By forming close partnerships, we help our suppliers develop the knowledge and skills they need to operate responsibly. In 2016, even as we raised our benchmarks and added new suppliers to our program, our collaboration resulted in higher scores across the board.

 

We’re leading the way on the environment and helping our partners keep pace.

Throughout our supply chain we’re driving programs that minimize carbon emissions, eliminate landfill waste, conserve water, and replace unsafe chemicals. We’re also helping our suppliers reduce the amount of energy they use and make the switch to renewable energy. We’re advancing renewable energy usage by working with suppliers to create 4 gigawatts of renewable energy around the world by 2020 that will help power their facilities. In 2016, we tripled the number of supplier sites participating in our energy efficiency program, resulting in the reduction of more than 150,000 metric tons of carbon emissions. A number of large suppliers have already committed to power all Apple manufacturing with renewable energy by the end of 2018. These commitments will reduce carbon emissions by 7,000,000 metric tons per year, the equivalent of removing 1,500,000 cars from the road for a year. We’re even taking responsibility for our paper supply chain: More than 99 percent of the paper used in our packaging comes from either recycled wood fiber or sustainably managed forests and controlled wood sources.

We’re leading the way on the environment and helping our partners keep pace.

Throughout our supply chain we’re driving programs that minimize carbon emissions, eliminate landfill waste, conserve water, and replace unsafe chemicals. We’re also helping our suppliers reduce the amount of energy they use and make the switch to renewable energy. We’re advancing renewable energy usage by working with suppliers to create 4 gigawatts of renewable energy around the world by 2020 that will help power their facilities. In 2016, we tripled the number of supplier sites participating in our energy efficiency program, resulting in the reduction of more than 150,000 metric tons of carbon emissions. A number of large suppliers have already committed to power all Apple manufacturing with renewable energy by the end of 2018. These commitments will reduce carbon emissions by 7,000,000 metric tons per year, the equivalent of removing 1,500,000 cars from the road for a year. We’re even taking responsibility for our paper supply chain: More than 99 percent of the paper used in our packaging comes from either recycled wood fiber or sustainably managed forests and controlled wood sources.

 

Educating and Empowering Workers

We’re investing in people.

A more educated workforce is a more empowered workforce. In 2016, we partnered with our suppliers to train more than 2.4 million workers on their rights as employees. We’re also helping build stronger futures by offering the people who work in our supply chain a wide variety of educational and training programs. These include the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s or associate’s degree, attend vocational training, and take classes in language, arts, finance, and basic life skills.