NEW YORK, December 1. /TASS/. Apple Inc. held in may this year, the investigation data on the possible malfeasance of its employees in China, including cases of receiving bribes from suppliers, and bribery. This was reported with reference to its sources in the Friday newspaper The Wall Street Journal.
She drew attention to the fact that the Apple managers group involved in the supply of nonelectrical components for iPhone smartphones in China, changes happened this year. This group in may left two members of senior staff and two subordinates. Grounds for dismissal were not disclosed.
According to the publication, Apple has thousands of suppliers and their supervising managers working in the United States and China. Company employees are strictly forbidden to accept any form of offerings, gifts and even attend dinner parties at the expense of the receiving party. Not less rigid rules apply in relation to suppliers with whom “it is impossible to engage in corruption, extortion, embezzlement, bribery with the purpose of gaining an unfair or improper advantage,” the newspaper quoted an excerpt from the code of Apple.
The company, responding to a request by the WSJ, said that she has no evidence of receipt of bribes employees of the company, however, did not disclose the results of the investigation. “We have more than 2.3 thousand employees operating in China and, while issues of misconduct occur very rarely, we take these data very seriously and investigate each case carefully,” — said the official representative of Apple.
Founded in 1976, Apple manufactures iPhones, iPads, MacBook laptops, iMac desktop computers, iPod music players, a smart watch Apple Watch and other high-tech equipment. Corporation with headquarters in the U.S. Cupertino (California) is one of the largest in the world, its market capitalization recently topped $1 trillion.
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