Apple is committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect and to protecting the planet we all share. As people around the world continue to face many challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, our work to respect human rights and provide opportunities for people across our supply chain has never been more important.
Apple’s supply chain is large and complex, with thousands of suppliers and companies around the world contributing to our products. We define our supply chain very broadly, from the places where our suppliers source their raw materials, to the design, engineering, manufacturing, and recycling of our products, to logistics, sales, and support functions, including services supporting Apple Retail Stores and AppleCare.
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires certain companies
to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct
supply chains for tangible goods offered for sale. The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015
requires certain commercial organizations to prepare and publish a slavery and human
trafficking statement for the financial year describing the steps, if any, the organization
has taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not
taking place in any of its supply chains or in any part of its own business.
This 2020 Statement on Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking and Slavery in Our Business and Supply Chains (the “Statement”) reflects Apple’s progress during 2020 and our ongoing efforts to identify, mitigate, prevent, and remedy human trafficking, slavery, servitude, or forced, compulsory, or involuntary labor, and the Worst Forms of Child Labor (as defined by International Labour Organization (“ILO”) standards) in our supply chain and our own operations.
The term “Apple” as used in this Statement refers collectively to Apple Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Apple Europe Limited, Apple (UK) Limited and Apple Retail UK Limited, whose financial years ended September 26, 2020.
For the purposes of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, this Statement is made on behalf of Apple Europe Limited, Apple (UK) Limited and Apple Retail UK Limited.
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