BUS475: Assignment 2: Challenges in the Global Business Environment

DUE DATE: MARCH 1, 2017

According to the textbook, ongoing challenges in the global business environment are mostly attributed to unethical business practices, failure to embrace technology advancements, and stiff competition among businesses. Imagine that you have been appointed as Apple’s Chief Compliance Officer and must prepare a video presentation for Apple’s suppliers regarding Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct to deliver via a web meeting. To prepare for your presentation, review Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct, located at https://www.apple.com/supplier-responsibility/.

Write a  four to six (4-6) page paper on Apple’s Code of Conduct.

In addition to the paper, you must also create a presentation using PowerPoint (or other equivalent software) summarizing the important changes and explanations regarding the code of conduct that you communicated in your paper to email to the suppliers after the meeting for future reference.

You must submit both parts of the assignment to receive full credit.

Part 1: Paper

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

1.      List specific changes that Apple has made to its Code of Conduct in recent years. Provide at least one (1) example of each change.

2.      Explain the identified changes to the suppliers in such a way that they will understand the standards that Apple requires in order to maintain their relationship with the company.

Part 2: PowerPoint Presentation

Create a six to eight (6-8) slide PowerPoint presentation in which you:

1.      Summarize Apple’s Supplier Responsibility information.

2.      Discuss Apple’s stance on each of the following areas:

a.       Empowering workers

b.      Labor and Human Rights

c.       Health and Safety

d.      The Environment

e.       Accountability

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