Apple, Inc. is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.
Apple, Inc. is a technology company known for its software, computers, and smartphones. It is among the leaders in the technology space thanks to the innovations reflected in its products. Connecting people with modern digital tools, Apple is important to the way many people work and find entertainment.
(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)
This company has a net-positive Humankind Value, an outcome largely driven by its contributions to Internet Search ($137.3 B), Economic Value ($91.4 B), and Email ($25.3 B). Modern life is highly dependent on smart phones and broadband internet access. Our research has shown that there is a large amount of Humankind Value associated with free online services such as internet search. Apple provides the smart phones, computers, and other devices that consumers use to access these services. Apple produces economic value by offering to consumers goods and services that they value, paying employees for their labor in producing these goods and services, and providing value for shareholders. Out of the companies we have analyzed, Apple is in the top ten for Internet Search and Email. It could improve, however, with respect to Data Harvesting (-$16.9 B) and Greenhouse Gases (-$10.5 B). Apple’s direct business activities are responsible for its impact on Internet Search, Economic Value, Email, and Data Harvesting. Its impact on Greenhouse Gases is mostly or entirely attributed to Apple’s supply-chain relationships.