As mentioned above Apple is responsible towards reducing environment pollution. For this theyprovided transportation service to its employees, which were run by bio-diesel to loweremission as well reduce fuel costs. To reduce the e-waste Apple uses recyclable materials fortheir products. Customers can trade old apple products and get discounts in the new products.
As innovation is one of Apple’s major strength, it has also given some contradictory situation
for them. Apple is very much insistent in protecting their product ideas, design and these haveleaded them to many lawsuits some of them, which were on their favor, and some of themwere against them. However, this brings about a question that whether they are going for lawsuits from sincere protective mentality of their innovative products or whether they want theircompetitors in an critical situation.With their concern for the labour units, as they manufacture the parts in countries wherelabour is cheap, Apple wants to avoid any injustice towards the labor. That is why they require
their suppliers to agree to “Suppliers Code of Conduct” and they simply reject to do business
with them if they do not agree. Apple also has policies for ensuring improved corporategovernance, reduce conflict of interests and they have proper channel for employees to file anyimproper act.
“Around 150 Chinese workers at Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer,
threatened to commit suicide by leaping from their factory roof in protest at their workingconditions. The workers were eventually coaxed down after two days on top of their three-floorplant in Wuhan by Foxconn managers and local Chinese Communist party officials.
Source: (The Telegraph,11th Jan 2012)
Despite Apple’s assurance for commitment of better working condition, incident like Foxconn
took place, which puts a question mark to their Code of ethics.