Nov 14, 2018

Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims

Apple has announced a programme to help human trafficking victims get behind-the-scenes jobs at its stores. Apple's trafficking victims scheme is already under way, although the BBC understands only a handful of people have been employed as consequence so far. Apple has since mapped its cobalt supply chain and made public the smelters involved. Amnesty has since acknowledged that Apple is now behaving better than many of its competitors but said Wednesday evening's award should not be viewed as a sign the company was doing enough. "It could go further though. And whilst it's commendable that Apple is investigating its cobalt supply chain, it's still failing to disclose all the human rights risks and abuses it finds."

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