Apple again involved in child labor scandal after 6 children die and 8 others are seriously injured in the DRC
According to the International Labour Organization, 218 million children aged between 5 and 17 years are in employment around the world. Around 73 million children are working in hazardous fields like mining 1. The mining industry infamous for the high number of child labor that leads to several serious injuries and health consequences.
Apple increases rare earth elements (REE) recycling to reduce mining, improve environmental impact and ease trade tensions pressure.
Almost all technological products we use on a daily basis contain a group of minerals known as rare earth elements (REE), present in remote regions and complex to mine and purify. As an example, a generic smartphone uses about 16 REE coming from different parts of the world. Mining activity, manufacture and recycling have a bad environmental impact and it is urgent for big tech companies to address these issues. Yet, currently, only 1% of REE are recycled .
Apple developed a recycling program, which contributes to a more responsible consumption and production process
Disposal of electronic devices is a major challenge regarding responsible consumption and production. As a matter of fact, modern smartphones are made out of several materials which can produce toxic substances which endanger the environment and the human health. Due to the technological progress and obsolescence, the average life cycle of a smartphone is only two years. As a result, 41 million tons of electronic waste (e-waste) is generated each year. 
Apple's impact on Inclusion and diversity
Despite multiple advancements at the work place, including technical innovations, healthcare provision and health and safety policies, the issue of gender and racial diversity at the workplace still persists today even in developed countries. The issue is especially present within the sphere of tech companies.
The truth behind Apple’s move towards 100% Renewable Energy
Alternative and eco-friendly energies are always welcome. The renewable energy, generates millions of new jobs, brings significant welfare gains in the form of health benefits of fresh air, water as well as increase in energy independence and economic growth.