Case Study: Apple MGT 3550Apple’s profile Apple Inc. (hereafter Apple) was established in 1977 and is registered on the NASDAQ Global Select Market exchange. According to its Form 10-K ‘Apple designs manufactures and markets mobile communications media devices personal computers and portable digital music players and sells a variety of related software services peripherals networking solutions and third-party digital content and applications’. Its products are sold through Apple’s retail stores online stores and third parties. Apple is a world leader in producing innovative electronic goods and technology. In 2011 Apple’s net sales were estimated at $108.2 million. Its net sales in 2011 increased by 60% compared to 2010. Apple worldwide employs 60 400 full-time people and 2 900 temporary employees and contractors. The company utilizes outsourcing through the manufacturing of its products overseas; most of the factories are located in Asia. Apple’s CSR policies and reporting As required by eliminate totally’. In the Supplier Responsibility Progress Report of 2011 Apple addressed the issue of the use of n-hexane. Apple obliged Wintek to stop using n-hexane and required Wintek to repair its ventilation system and to work with a consultant to improve its environmental health and safety systems. In order to take action it is important for companies to be transparent about their supply chain. In February 2012 Apple announced it would be the first technology company to join the Fair Labor Association (FLA) as a participating company. Please respond to the following questions (about 2 pages long – single spaced): Please describe the ethical and social responsibility dilemmas for Apple based on this case specifying the stakeholders. Provide a few alternative course of actions to resolve these dilemmas with specific consequences. Identify one course of action that you recommend to pursue and explain why you chose this alternative. [...]
Paper is due by 11:59 of 3/24. The minimum of the paper is 2pages to a maximum of 3 pages double spaced. It has to be size 12 font of Times New Roman. The case study is based along with three questions that have to be answered , which structures the main focus of the paper . I'm aiming for at least a grade of a B. Please and Thank You.