02 Sep '11, 2am

Apple Takes a Hit for Pollution in Its Supply Chain

Apple Takes a Hit for Pollution in Its Supply Chain

Apple may have won all kinds of kudos for removing toxics from its products, and it has publicly committed to removing conflict minerals from its African supply chain , but the company still finds itself in trouble this week over apparently widespread pollution in China. A group of Chinese NGOs that has long been pushing Apple to improve the environmental efforts of its Chinese manufacturing partners this week published a new report finding "severe damange to the environment" from five of Apple's known or suspected suppliers. [Read Erica Gies' in-depth look at Apple's supply chain woes here .] (If that sounds like police-speak for mafia kingpins, it's not far off from the truth: In the highly secretive world of tech manufacturing, it's difficult if not impossible to find out where companies get parts for their gadgets. The NGOs in this case spent five months identifying se...

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