“Apple just posted its 2012 Supplier Responsibility Report highlighting its efforts to audit and improve working conditions within its supply chain. As part of the report, Apple also posted a list of 156 companies currently supplying components for Apple products that make up over 97 percent of all ‘procurement expenditures for materials, manufacturing, and assembly’ of its entire product line globally,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.

“The list includes Toshiba Mobile display, who is currently not supplying displays for Apple products that we know of. There were rumors in May that Toshiba was working on a 4-inch retina display and also rumors last month that Apple and Toshiba are building a plant for display production, which was later debunked by the increasingly unreliable DigiTimes,” Kahn reports. “It also includes Sharp, who was recently rumored to be ruled out of iPad 3 panel production due to quality concerns but also supplies other components to Apple.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]