Business and Society
June 1, 2016
Assignment 2: Challenges in the Global Business Environment
Apple Inc. was founded in 1977. To date, this company has continually offered a wide range of products to meet the growing demands of customers all over the world. Apple not only produces and sells computer software and cellphones; they also distribute consumer electronic products around the globe. Increasing the value of shareholder and coming up with new inventive products is a constant process for Apple, and Apple continues to do so with their popularity around the world with about 301 store locations in 10 different countries. Aside from all of …show more content…
Apple’s code of ethics states:
“Apple is committed to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility and ethical conduct. Apple’s suppliers are required to provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, act fairly and ethically, and use environmentally responsible practices wherever they make products or perform services for Apple.
Apple requires its suppliers to operate in accordance with the principles in this Apple
Supplier Code of Conduct (“Code”) and in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. This Code goes beyond mere compliance with the law by drawing upon internationally recognized standards to advance social and environmental responsibility. This Code outlines Apple’s expectations for Supplier conduct regarding labor and human rights, health and safety, environmental protection, ethics, and management practices..
We all must follow the law, act with integrity and honesty in all matters, and be accountable for our actions.” (Apple Inc.)
Question or The company has controlled the problems related to code of ethical conduct and continues to help Apple on its journey to success. The company faces fierce competition from its competitors in the global market when it comes to ethics, and they must work hard to rise above the rest. It hasn’t always been easy for Apple, as they found themselves at the middle of a heated scandal, however; they seem to handle it very intelligently. The