Flashcards in Apple : A TNC Deck (23)
What is apple?
A US technology corporation
Where are its headquarters?
What is apple now the worlds 2nd largest?
What is it now the 3rd largest?
Mobile phone manufacturer
How many full time employees?
How many retail stores in how many countries?
450 stores in 16 countries
What are apples successes due to?(3 things)
In 2011, what percentage of sales in USA?
Over the last 5 years, where has its most rapid growth been?
Where does apple have its European headquarters?
How many employed in Ireland? (EU headquarters)
Where are apples main production bases?
Foxconn city in China
Why are apples products produced in China?
-highly skilled low paid workers
How many employees in Foxconn City?
How many jobs has apple further generated in Ireland?
What has apples presence in Ireland attracted?
High tech firms
What has apple been accused of?
Tax avoidance - created tensions
What was reported in 2006 China about working conditions?
200,000 workers were working more than 60 hours a week for around $100 a month
In 2015, what happened to workers at a technology unit?
They were poisoned by a toxic chemical used to clean the screens of iPads
What 4 main accounts were apple criticised on?
1. Non renewable resources reliance
2. Use of toxic chemicals
3. Discharging pollutants
4. Lack of recyclability
How did apple respond to its criticisms?
Launching its green my apple campaign and uses 75% renewable energy
What does it have 3 of?
Further data centres in the USA