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08-31-2011, 10:47 AM #1
Apple Hammered on Pollution Charges by Chinese 'Green' Groups
Although many industries in China largely have, shall we say, a less than sublime record when it comes to environmentally-conscious business decisions and actions, several prominent Chinese environmental groups are hammering Apple for the tech giant's own shoddy record when it comes to keeping it green.
More specifically, Apple suppliers in China (but the fault of Apple by virtue of association) are being accused of engaging in systemic pollution. According to the Financial Times, opposition in China is growing toward environmental degradation as the cost of economic growth.
Although Apple does not directly manufacture anything itself and does not disclose, with very few exceptions, the names of its suppliers, the Chinese environmental groups say they used public information and court documents to form a list of more than 20 Apple suppliers with environmental violations to their name.
“Apple is committed to driving the highest standards of social responsibility throughout our supply base,” Carolyn Wu, an Apple spokeswoman, was quoted in the FT report. “We require that our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes wherever Apple products are made.”
Source: The Financial Times
08-31-2011, 12:14 PM #2
Our Beloved Apple has not so much love for the earth? I guess you cant be good at everything.
08-31-2011, 02:03 PM #3
137 workers poisoned by a chemical used to clean iPhone screens........80 facilities not storing and handling hazardous chemicals properly.
Last edited by RICO_; 08-31-2011 at 02:06 PM.
08-31-2011, 02:07 PM #4
Since when does china, the land factories, child labor, and ripping people off for cheap fake clones of expensive things, give a **** about the earth?!
08-31-2011, 02:11 PM #5
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because we want a newer and better iPhone every year we are guilty too.
Last edited by Broomhead; 08-31-2011 at 04:07 PM.