Apple’s Involvement with the Community

Apple tries to stay very involved with the community on many different levels. On an environmental level, Apple strives to conserve natural resources and they understand that a big company like them can have a global effect on the environment. Minimization on Apple’s carbon foot-print and restricted use of harmful materials actually all go into effect when the company designs its products. They also go through great pains to make sure that they are as energy efficient as possible to reduce greenhouse gasses and they recycle everything that they can and use as little packaging materials as possible when shipping their goods.

On a global level, Apple continues to work with the communities that their stores are apart of. They often do different special events to increase public awareness about issues in the area and even try to keep in contact with its consumers through the internet, mail, and phone.

On an much more micro-scale, Apple is very involved with its community at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. In 2000 Apple was asked by the Mayor of Cupertino, John Statton, to increase community involvement. The company encourages all its home-based employees to get involved and they provide fairs and festivals for the community as well. It has also been known to place oversized statues in the city for the enjoyment of the public, but they have been doing that since the 1990’s. You can learn more if you go to The Cupertino Courier site about Apple’s local community involvement.

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~ by williammfoster on December 2, 2008.

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