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    1. More than half of the suppliers audited by Apple have violated at least one aspect of the code of conduct every year since 2007, according to Apple's reports, and in some instances have violated the law. While many violations involve working conditions, rather than safety hazards, troubling patterns persist.
      In Apple CEO moves to counter damning supply chain report
    2. Apple is committed to driving the highest standards of social responsibility throughout our supply chain. We require that our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes wherever Apple products are made.
      In Environmental pressure groups recognise Apple supply chain reforms in China
    3. Apple has not lived up to its own standards. This will lead to Apple's suppliers abusing labour in order to strengthen their position for receiving orders. In this way, Apple is worsening conditions for workers.
      In Apple supplier accused of violating worker rights
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