/// Apple CEO: Any Suggestion That We Don’t Care About Supply Chain Workers Is "Patently False"
Apple cares about every worker in its supply chain, and any suggestion to the contrary is untrue. That’s the gist of the all-hands email sent to Apple employees today by CEO Tim Cook, who’s taken exception to a New York Times report claiming working conditions at the company’s overseas manufacturing partners are still sorely lacking . In the message, first published by 9to5Mac , Cook says Apple is not “ignoring the human cost” of its supply chain, and dismisses accusations that it is complicit in worker abuse as mendacious. “We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain. Any accident is deeply troubling, and any issue with working conditions is cause for concern,” Cook wrote. “Any suggestion that we don’t care is patently false and offensive to us. As you know better than anyone, accusations like these are contrary to our values. It’s not who we are.” And for evidence of that, one need only look at Apple’s supplier-responsibility efforts. If there are problems at overseas suppliers, says Cook, no one is doing more than Apple to prevent them.