Sustainability Of Apple Inc

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Sustainability of Apple Inc. Introduction Sustainability should mirror the culture of the organization, matching the organizations strategic approach to doing business. Organizations are now developing sustainability strategies and embedding them in the organizations culture. The organization understands that sustainability will play a major role in their future success/failure. Corporate Sustainability can be summed up using the Triple Bottom Line approach. The Triple bottom line theory is Financial, Social, and Environmental effects of a company’s policies and actions that determine its viability as a sustainable organization. Social Impact: Organizations must consider human rights, justice, security/peace, gender equality and…show more content…
Government agencies are now introducing legislation to counteract the effects of climate change and minimize the irreparable damage. Manufacturers and organizations are under increased pressure to follow new legislation. Apple should adapt to the new legislation, which effects its organization, such as the WII directive in Ireland, and create a more sustainable strategy for conducting business (Krosinsky, 2013). Apple Inc. is undertaking a number of strategies and procedures to address sustainability. In relation to society, Apple has adapted the following procedures in relation to sustainability. Apple suppliers have to accept Apples supplier Code of Conduct (Apple Inc, 2013). This Code of Conduct contains rules and regulations in relation to treatment of employees, fair and safe workplace practices and also a number of environmental restrictions that the supplier organization must follow. Apple conducts onsite audits to ensure the Code of Conduct is not being violated in any way. Apple assists and approves corrective action plans where necessary, verify and monitor an implementation, and assist in any means possible when maintaining Code of Conduct standards (Apple Inc, 2013). They are investing in ways to achieve 100% renewable energy, decreasing their carbon footprint and their costs. They have achieved this in a number of their corporate facilities and data

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