Apple countinues to procure cobalt in Congo by companies linked to child labor
Compared to any other region globally, Africa has a share twice as large of child labor involvement, accounting for one-fifth of all African children1. The portion of children involved in hazardous work makes up 9% of this young population, reaching 31.5 million1.
Apple emphasises cherry-picked statistics, but 65% of executive jobs are occupied by white males
The global estimated gender pay gap is 23%5. In the USA, the gap is most severe for women of color5. For every dollar paid to a white, non-Hispanic male, Latinas are paid 55 cents, Black women 63 cents, and White, non-Hispanic women 79 cents6. The gap between a Latina and white male yearly represents the cost of tuition and fees for a two-year college and 38 months of child care6. This impacts women's financial and psychological wellbeing. They are 2.5 times more at risk for depression and four times more at risk for anxiety than their male counterparts with the same education and experience10.
Apple consumed 2,877,600 MWh of energy with just 0.08% share of renewable energy
Approximately 85% of energy generation, on a global level, comes from non-renewable sources like oil, natural gases, and coal1. The use of fossil fuels is one of the biggest reasons for high levels of GHGs in our atmosphere2. According to a report, global non-renewable energy consumption stood at 7 Bn MWh in 20198.
Apple donated $100 million for teaching and learning solutions to 114 American schools
In 2019, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimated that 3.6 billion people or almost 50% of the population of the world didn’t have access to the internet1. Globally, only 61% of schools have access to Internet2. Around 40% of the schools in the US didn’t have access to the Internet in 20193.
Apple is trying to water down the "Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act" to its benefit
According to the International Labour Organization, 25 million people, fall under the forced labor category1;p5. Close to 4.1 million people are victims of state-imposed forced labor1;p11. The Trafficking in Persons Report 2020 placed China in the category for extremely forced labor conditions2.