Apple Supplier Responsbility Dec. 2012

Just as TIME is putting Apple CEO Tim Cook on the shortlist for Person of the Year, Apple is meeting a milestone that Cook helped accomplish: increasing the number of employees it tracks working hours for from 900,000 to 1 million. MacRumors noticed the change in Apple’s supplier responsibility report:

Going deep into our supply chain, we now follow weekly supplier data for over 1,000,000 workers. In November 88 percent of workweeks were less than the 60-hour maximum specified in Apple’s code of conduct. In limited peak periods, we allow work beyond the 60 hour limit for those employees that volunteer to do so.

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