Apple Publishes 2021 Supplier Progress Report

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Apple has published its annual supplier responsibility report, which outlines the progress it and its suppliers are making towards improving the rights of workers, furthering environmental protection goals, the response to the global health crisis, and more.


The report contains detailed information ranging from how Apple addresses reports of violations within its supply chain to how the company has assisted its suppliers in handling the challenges throughout the past year. The company’s senior vice president of operations, Sabih Khan, opens the report by extending a special thanks to Apple employees, partners, and suppliers worldwide for their resilience throughout the past

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Ultrasonic Welding Makes Parts for NASA Missions

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This 3D printed radiator for a CubeSat combines aluminum and a small bit of copper to allow heat to spread more evenly across the face. Fabrisonic was able to combine the metals using additive manufacturing techniques that employ ultrasonic welding. Credit: Fabrisonic LLC

A manufacturing innovation that has applications for NASA spacecraft is being transferred to the private sector to support a variety of industries here on Earth.

A burst water main is always expensive and messy, but a pipe that fails in space can be mission-ending. That’s why NASA technologists work hard to make hardware as reliable as possible.

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Apple’s latest supplier responsibility report details COVID safety measures, company found no cases of forced labor or child workers

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Apple has released its latest annual supplier responsibility report. The document details Apple’s rigorous and comprehensive safety policies that were implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2020, several publications found alleged incidents of forced labor in Apple’s supply chain. In the company’s report today, Apple says it found no evidence of forced labor or underage child labor. This is down from one case of child labor identified in the previous year’s report.

Apple COO Sabih Khan provides the introduction for the report, saying that Apple worked hand-in-hand with suppliers to redesign processes with maximum care for people’s

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One in six gas customers switched supplier in 2020

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Sixteen per cent of gas customers switched supplier in 2020, according to figures released by Gas Networks Ireland.

With suppliers offering various incentives and discounts in a competitive market, almost 114,000 of the 710,000 customers connected to the gas network took the opportunity to change supplier in an effort to reduce energy costs.

Despite two months in 2020 being among the top four on record – with 12,817 people switching in September and 12,684 in October – the annual total was down 11 per cent on 2019 (128,000).

The industrial and commercial gas market has been fully deregulated since 2005,

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Modern Laboratory to manufacture Amphotericin B in Indore

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Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], May 31 (ANI): The Madhya Pradesh government has given permission to the Indore-based Modern Laboratories to manufacture Amphotericin B drug used in the treatment of Black Fungus, White Fungus, and Yellow Fungus.

“The government gave the permission within 72 hours. Now, we will start production and start supplying injections in the market in 15 days,” said Anil Kharia, Chairman, Modern Laboratories on Sunday.

“We will work with a capacity of manufacturing 10,000 injections daily and our priority will be to give them first to Madhya Pradesh and then to other states. This injection will be in

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