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Apple employee blogging and social media guidelines revealed

Ben Camm-Jones | Dec. 6, 2011
The guidelines that Apple employees are expected to adhere to when blogging and using social media have been revealed in a leaked document.

Apple conducts business ethically, honestly, and in full compliance with all laws and regulations. This applies to every business decision in every area of the company worldwide.

Apple's Principles of Business Conduct:

Apple's success is based on creating innovative, high-quality products and services and on demonstrating integrity in every business interaction. Apple's principles of business conduct define the way we do business worldwide.

These principles are:

Honesty. Demonstrate honesty and high ethical standards in all business dealings.Respect. Treat customers, suppliers, employees, and others with respect and courtesy.Confidentiality. Protect the confidentiality of Apple's information and the information of our customers, suppliers, and employees.Community. Conduct business in a way that benefits the communities in which we operate.Compliance. Ensure that business decisions comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Making the Right Decisions:When facing a tough decision:

Use good judgment. Apply Apple's principles of business conduct, review our policies, review legal requirements, and then decide what to do.Need some help? When in doubt about how to proceed, discuss pending decisions with your Store Leader, your Human Resources representative, or the Legal Department. If you need more support, contact the Business Conduct Helpline.

Your Responsibilities:

Apple's business conduct policy and principles apply to employees, independent contractors, consultants, and others who do business with Apple. All such individuals are expected to comply with Apple's business conduct policy and principles and with all applicable legal requirements. Apple retains the right to discipline (up to and including termination of employment) or end working relationships with those who do not comply.

Please see details of the Apple's Business Conduct policy on the HR Web. Apple Retail may have policies that supplement what is communicated in this link for our employees.


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