Ethical/Unethical Dilemma Ethical Dilemma Ethical Article Review
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The core of the problem that is tied to use of child labor by its suppliers is price. Incase apple tries to police the suppliers they might shift the problem to another part of the firm or even create more problems. This therefore means that Apple should give severe penalties and punishments in combination with general hands off approach to compliance auditing regarding to issues outside the quality of the components. Apple should therefore terminate the contracts they have with such suppliers and charge them any costs that the company might incur incase they find the suppliers to be in violation in any of the rules that are related to child labor or caustic chemicals. They may terminate the contracts for there, five and up to ten years.
Apple has taken a blind eye to their suppliers and have acted as though this are common practices in a region such as china do not apply to them or the suppliers that are favored. His
however is not true since it is an internet age and such information can easily reach the direct customers of Apple products. Therefore even if the governments do not take any measures to stop such ethical dilemmas then activists and competitors might step in and expose this dilemma to the whole world and Apple customers to be precise. Therefore Apple should take serious measures in trying to deal with the ethical dilemma that faces them through its suppliers so that customers do not shy away from the products from Apple based on the fact that they know that the people who produce them are in support of child labor and violate the children's rights' Apple should therefore ensure that they work with suppliers who are consider ethics in their practices to avoid a negative effect to the customers.
Enderle, R. (2010). It Business Edge. Apple and the Ethical/Business Problems of Child Labor and Other Unsavory Practices. Retrieved December 3, 2012 from http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/enderle/apple-and-the-ethicalbusiness-problems-of-child-labor-and-other-unsavory-practices/?cs=39724
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