Apple: Report reveals Apple suppliers’ environmentally harmful delinquencies

Environmental pollution in China

In a report, published on August 31, 2011, five Chinese NGOs claim that Apple is using suppliers with public records of environmental pollution, profiting from the loopholes in developing and threshold countries’ environmental management systems. Amongst others, the company’s suppliers apparently contaminated the environment with heavy metals.

One example named in the report is Foxconn, which is located in the Northern Province Shanxi, where locals need to have their windows closed due to the exhaust gases.   ... →