Among the many amazing things that Apple products do is protect the user’s privacy. Every Apple product is designed to protect any information on the message, email, and call. Through the use of the six- digit passcode, or Face ID, or Touch ID only the owner can access the device. These security features are hard to crack due to their million possible combinations. When getting direction through Siri, Apple does not obtain user’s information to do advertisement. The Apple Pay offers a safe and more private way to make payment. All data stored in the phone is encrypted to offer customers’ protection. Supplier responsibility is another core value that Apple uses to better its operations. The company assists its suppliers to meet high standards in the industry through the use of the strict code of conduct (2017 Progress Report, 2016). Through this code of conduct, the suppliers are expected to ensure they use environmentally safe manufacturing, fair treatment of employees, and safe working conditions (2017 Progress Report, 2016). Apple assesses the suppliers using three categories which include health and safety, environmental responsibility and human rights.
APPLE INC.’S STRATEGIC AUDIT 40 In the supply chain, the company conducts various programs that ensure water conservation, replacement of unsafe chemicals, elimination of the landfill waste and minimizing the carbon emissions. The accessibility company value allows the company to provide its customers with accessible technology (Apple Inc., 2018). The company designs products for every person to necessitate the work, create, make communication stay in shape and be entertained (Apple Inc., 2018). Features that make the product accessible are live listened on iPhone, work out App on various apple devices such as watch and speak screen. Apple Inc. works with everybody in with nobody being left out. This is the value of inclusivity (Apple Inc., 2018). The company ensures the value of diversity through the use of diverse teams that include 29% of leaders being female, 50% of employees come from underrepresented groups in tech (Apple Inc., 2018). Apple supports the needy students by giving products and opportunities to study. This is achieved through the ConnectED initiative where it gives $100 million to support teaching and offer learning solutions. This money assists students in 114 underserved schools in the country (Apple Inc., 2018). The company also donates iPad to students, Mac to teachers, and Apple TV to classrooms. Apple builds infrastructure through connecting the schools with dedicated technology and string network. According to Apple Inc. (2018), there are 20 team members involved in the installation of wireless infrastructure. The Apple ConnectED has connected many people hence facilitating an applaud from many institutions. Additionally the company has also connected several schools
APPLE INC.’S STRATEGIC AUDIT 41 with wireless network for internet accessibility and efficiency learning.
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 65 pages?
- Fall '17
- Gwen Brown
- Management, Apple Company