Is Apple cleaning up its act on labour rights?

Tough production schedules and slim margins lead to poor labour conditions in the electronics industry. Duncan Jefferies asks if progress is being made
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Risk-based approach to social compliance programs can improve human rights conditions in supply chains

EY approach addresses complexities of corporate social compliance programs and offers new framework for identifying and mitigating dangerous working conditions that persist around in the world

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The International Integrated Reporting Framework will be used to accelerate the adoption of <IR> across the world.

<IR> applies principles and concepts that are focused on bringing greater cohesion and efficiency to the reporting process, and adopting ‘integrated thinking’ as a way of breaking down internal silos and reducing duplication. It improves the quality of information available to providers of financial capital to enable a more efficient and productive allocation of capital. Its focus on value creation, and the ‘capitals’ used by the business to create value over time, contributes towards a more financially stable global economy.

The Framework was released following extensive consultation and testing by businesses and investors in all regions of the world, including the 140 businesses and investors from 26 countries that participate in the IIRC Pilot Programme. The purpose of the Framework is to establish Guiding Principles and Content Elements that govern the overall content of an integrated report, and to explain the fundamental concepts that underpin them.

Valuing social, environmental, tax and economic impacts means that business is now able to compare the total impacts of their decisions and manage the trade-offs.
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Businesses face complex decisions everyday. But how do they evaluate the optimal approach? Or understand which of their stakeholders are affected by their choices?What would you do?

Explore the issues around what it means for business to adopt a new way of thinking about and measuring success. Learn more

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