Apple is focusing to expand the benefits of awareness programme in India and China since last year. The aim behind the programme is to focus on personal health, of over 1 million women by 2020 as per statement given by technology giant on Thursday. In 2017, Apple introduced the special health programme for women with suppliers in India and China. The main aim of the programme is to focus on women because they have an outsized impact on their families and communities and because women are often underserved.
“Inspite of ensuring a safe and healthy workplace, we believe that all employees in our supply chain should be given opportunity to learn more about personal wellness and personal healthcare”, Apple said in its 12th annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report. According to the statement given by Jeff Williams Apple’s COO, “We believe that everyone making Apple products deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and we’re proud that almost 15 million people understand their workplace rights as a result of the work we’re going further with health education programs and new opportunities for advancement at our suppliers said in a blogpost.”
In the programme, participants learn about nutritional, maternal, and preventive healthcare and are encourage to share what they learn with their coworkers, families, and friends. We want to enable women in factories to take charge of their personal health and well-being by becoming well-informed of risks specified to women. However the programme also encourages them to take a leadership role by sharing their new health awareness with their colleague’s friends and community.