Apple’s wealth is built on a vast and hugely profitable supply chain that relies on low-cost production in Asia.
The company's value exceeds the GDP of many countries, but Apple has human rights, ethical and environmental problems to match in its vast supply chain.
Autonomous drones have already been used to deliver medicines and other small freight items.
Supply-chain experts see reliable data, STEM education and smarter regulation as essential for Australia to succeed in an increasingly automated world under pressure to be environmentally sustainable.
Businesses can play a major role in either facilitating modern slavery or eradicating it.
A call to better track manufacturing, shipping and distribution.
Flaws in manufacturing processes can cause chip flaws like Spectre and Meltdown – and blockchain technology may offer a solution.
Foxconn was nominated for the 2011 Public Eye Award, which produced this image as part of its campaign to end labour exploitation.
The first ten years of the iPhone has been a bloody decade of labour abuse, especially in Chinese factories such as those run by Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer.
Apple’s products would be a lot more expensive if the U.S. didn’t trade with China.
The president said he's considering ending trade with any country that does business with North Korea. Here's why that will never happen.
Phone manufacturers, like the Dutch company Fairphone, require suppliers of raw materials used in their phones to improve employment conditions for their workers.
Businesses can use their purchasing power to change the actions of their suppliers and help to eradicate slavery - both in Australia and across the world.
Women have borne the brunt of global inequality.
The corporate world must embrace human rights as a fundamental business priority.
Campaigners play a crucial role in bringing about change.
How campaign groups and trade unions play a crucial role in bringing about change after companies are rocked by scandals.
But can you make an EV at half the price of that one?
Elon Musk of Tesla Motors wants to build an affordable, mass-market electric car. What can Tesla learn from another auto innovator – Henry Ford?
A war footing for business?
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Over half of Australia’s imported goods come from the Asia Pacific, which has 78 million child labourers, including these three in a Bangladesh balloon factory.
The fragmentation of global production has dramatically increased the length and complexity of supply chains. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates that more than…