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Apple Supplier Responsibility report 2011 - coverage including NGO comments

Training and education - Apple introduced the Train-the-Trainer program in 2008, which educates workers, supervisors, and managers in facilities that make Apple products on things like the code of conduct, occupational health and safety, and workers' rights...A survey showed an increase in confidence among assembly line workers...that they can provide feedback without any concern of negative repercussions... Protection - ...Apple now regulates against what it calls 'debt-bonded labor' by mandating that recruitment fees for the facilities it uses cannot exceed more than one month's wages...Apple also requires suppliers to reimburse overpaid fees for all contract workers...Since 2008, more than $3.4 million in overcharges have been returned... Conflict-free minerals... [includes comments by Ma Jun of Institute for Public & Environmental Affairs; Debby Chan, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour; Geoff Crothall, China Labour Bulletin]

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