Calling Apple, Inc. to Take Action on Human Trafficking Essay

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Human trafficking is an extremely important issue that we can’t ignore, even we are in a peaceful and legal society. As a matter of fact, there are a large number of institutions, like governments, special interest group, NGOs, social work teams, devoting themselves to call for human rights equality, combat human trafficking, and rescue those people who have been enslaved. However, as business community, only a small group of firms engage in this issue, and fulfill their social responsibilities. Being the one of the most valuable companies in the world, Apple, Inc should also pay attention to human trafficking problem, participate and put its efforts into addressing human trafficking; thus to become a leading role of highly social…show more content…
However, Apple’s innovation ability is not only taken in products, but also in job creation. Until 2013, Apple has created 50,250 jobs at Apple and 257,000 jobs at other companies which supply manufacture service, technical service or sales service. (Apple, Inc. 2013)
Nevertheless, under these glory and achievement, the labor rights group in New York which named China Labor Watch(CLW) published a report, and claimed that the workers of Apple manufacture factory were being working under illegal and abusive conditions in Chinese factory.(China Labor Watch. 2013)This caused a considerable impact on Apple brand image and firm reputation.
Therefore, concerning to above situation, Apple mainly has three further and stronger reasons to take action on helping solve with human trafficking without doubt:
External factors
First of all, taking action on human trafficking could help Apple in remedying and improving the corporate image. It is necessary that Apple must define its position in striving for equal and legal labor right, and be willing to increase the working condition for their workers. As both labor issue and human trafficking have a common concern in human right, Apple will has a good start in rescuing its corporate image by helping solving human trafficking. Meanwhile, improve the manufacture factory’s working environment indeed.
Second, due to the universality of human trafficking, some

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