25 Jan '13, 4pm

Apple Report Reveals Environmental Misdeeds In Supply Chain

Apple has released its 2013 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report which unveils its 2012 audits and findings. And the results are not terribly encouraging as it reveals a long string of serious environmental screw-ups. The company's report lists details about the 393 inspections, including 55 environmental audits, which represents a 72% increase in audits for supply chain manufacturers. While the fact that the number of audits has increased dramatically is incredibly positive, what has been found is flat out frightening. Business Green sums it up : "The 37-page report reveals a litany of environmental violations of the company's Suppliers Code of Conduct, including evidence 147 facilities failed to properly store, move or handle chemicals, 85 sites failed to label hazardous waste storage locations and 119 facilities lacked management processes for labelling hazardous mat...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/apple-reveals-...

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