These excerpts taken from the AAPL 10-K filed Dec 19, 2003.
There is no upper limit on the quality of the products and services that we want to provide. Employees should at all times strive for the highest quality in all they do. No employee shall
knowingly misrepresent in any way the condition of any products. Testing must be done in a manner that verifies that products are being designed and manufactured to meet all appropriate quality criteria. Accurate documentation of all tests must be appropriately maintained.
Unauthorized duplication of copyrighted computer software and other copyrighted materials violates the law and is contrary to Apples standards of conduct. Apple will not tolerate the making or use of unauthorized copies under any circumstances and will comply with the law and all license or purchase terms regulating the use of any software and other copyrighted materials we acquire or use.
Apple employees sometimes need to use or create Apple copyrighted material to perform their jobs or to prepare Apple products and promotional materials. Whenever Apple employees, temporary agency employees, or contractors create an original work of authorship that is fixed in any tangible form, the creator of the work must place Apples copyright notice on the work and submit a copyright disclosure form to the Apple Law Department.
All Apple employees, temporary agency employees, and contractors must ensure that they use only authorized copies of copyrighted materials while performing their jobs. Before an Apple employee, temporary agency employee, or contractor uses any third-party material, an appropriate license must be obtained. It is against Apple policy for any Apple employee, temporary agency employee, or contractor to copy, digitize, modify, translate, broadcast, perform, or distribute any part of a copyrighted work without first obtaining written permission from the copyright owner. It is also against Apple policy to use Apple facilities or equipment to make or distribute unauthorized copies of copyrighted works. This policy applies whether the copies are intended for personal use, internal use at Apple, or public distribution.
At Apple, meeting the challenges of rapidly expanding and changing technology means more than making the finest products. We strive to produce those products in a manner that conserves the environment and protects the safety and health of our employees, our customers, and the community.
To accomplish these objectives, Apple will:
Comply with applicable environmental, health, and safety laws and regulations in those countries in which we do business.
Adopt our own corporate standards for protection of human health and the environment.
Provide a safe work environment by integrating a comprehensive program of safety training and evaluation.
Strive to anticipate future environmental, health, and safety risks and regulatory requirements, and have a proactive approach to dealing with them whenever appropriate.
Apple has proved to be a leader in technology, and we believe that a comprehensive environmental health and safety program is an essential component of our forward-looking business approach. Our goal of providing a safe work environment depends on a conscientious effort and commitment to excellence from all Apple employees.
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