Apple Suppliers Reach 99% Compliance With Work Hour Limits

Posted March 6, 2013 at 8:47pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 3852 views

Apple's suppliers have reached 99% compliance with work hour limitations set for their employees, according to a supplier responsibility report update.

Ending excessive work hours.
Ending the industrywide practice of excessive overtime is a top priority for Apple. Our Supplier Code of Conduct limits work weeks to 60 hours except in unusual circumstances, and all overtime must be voluntary. Unfortunately, work weeks in excess of 60 hours have historically been standard rather than exceptional, and little has changed for many years in our industry. In the past, we tried different ways to fix the problem, but we weren’t seeing results. So in 2011, we took a more basic approach: We tracked work hours weekly at a handful of suppliers, and when we found excessive hours, we were able to address the problems quickly with the supplier.

In 2012, we expanded that program and tracked work hours weekly for over 1 million employees, publishing the data every month. As a result of this effort, our suppliers have achieved an average of 92 percent compliance across all work weeks, and the average hours worked per week was under 50.

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