Apple's Business Model

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Requirement 1
Apple’s business model to create and deliver value is based on environmentally conscious made products and treating their employees right. They strive to make their products and processes to make those products as environmentally friendly and ethically as possible. They are aware of their planet’s precious and limited resources and do not want to leave a large carbon footprint on the ecosystem. They purposefully leave things they know are harmful to the environment out of their products. Like mercury, lead, and Brominated flame retardants for example. They also want to help their employees by making sure they can receive an education. According to their website, ever since 2008, over 861,000 workers have been able to use their
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Apple’s business strategy to differentiate itself from its competitors is based on being more environmentally friendly than the competition, innovative, and transparency. They want to distinguish themselves by working harder to be environmentally friendly by consistently fortifying their Supplier Code of Conduct to apply their high social and environmental ethics throughout their supply chain. They also want to, instead of causing and contesting climate change like some other companies, help to end it . They are willing and wanting to use innovation to help this process starting with their company. Lastly they publish their guidelines and suppliers for anyone that wants to see, to help make their company more transparent.

Requirement 2
The external forces Apple must face are that of supplier power, barriers to entry, customer power, threat of substitute products, and rivalry. Suppliers have the power to decide the cost of the bare resources they sell to Apple. The barriers to entry Apple faces are
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Their site reported record first quarter results this year. I believe this is due to their dedication to provide safe and environmentally friendly products that meet peoples’ needs and have more innovative technology than anyone could have imagined. Their commitment to provide safe and healthy working conditions for their employees while helping them to get an education is unparalleled to that of most companies in the United States. Proof for this is in their general increase in stock price for the last five

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