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Thursday, 20 January 2011 14:19

Apple not green in China

Written by Nick Farell
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Does not care about poisoned workers, claim
While the fruity toymaker Apple tends to bang on about its green credentials, Chinese green groups have said that it fails to properly oversee its Chinese suppliers, leading to poor environmental and safety standards, and dozens of poisoned factory workers.

Apple, continues to be dogged by accusations of aggressive pricing and secretive supply chain management in Chinese factories where they now assemble most of their products. Ma Jun of the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs said that Jobs Mob is not honouring its commitment in ensuring its supply chain's work safety and environmental responsibility and giving dignity and respect to the workers

The institute published a detailed report on what it says is malpractice in Apple's supply chain saying that Jobs' Mob only care about price and qualityand not the environmental and social responsibility issues. Ma accused Apple of driving suppliers to cut corners to win their contracts.

Apple insist it had a rigorous auditing regime and all its suppliers were monitored and investigated regularly. However the environmentalists point out that Lianjian Technology which is one of Apple's major touchscreen suppliers, was accused of using N-Hexane, a toxic solvent, to clean screens.  More than 47 factory workers were poisoned.

Ma said that Apple's lack of responsiveness was shocking.


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+28 #1 Scootiep 2011-01-20 14:58
See, we told you Apple loving hippies that Apple only cares about their image and not the actual results they get. That goes for both their products and their production. They may look clean on the outside, but if you take a closer look, they're at the bottom end of the environmentally conscious pool just like they are in the performance pool.
 
 
+23 #2 muppet show 2011-01-20 14:58
Poetic justice.

That Jobs has terminal cancer .... or karma, one might say.

You'd think his health might have caused him to develop a little empathy. But no, only even more acute Megalomania.

Sad for the factory workers and everyone's environment.
 
 
+18 #3 Bl0bb3r 2011-01-20 15:27
I don't know why they would have expected anything else from corporate scum! And it's not just apple.
 
 
+11 #4 Tranzz 2011-01-20 16:49
In other news steve jobs completes his global tour of his factories and decides to take a time out
 
 
-13 #5 ryanyomomma 2011-01-20 20:38
Feed the troll known as Nick. He is hungry.
 
 
+6 #6 nforce4max 2011-01-21 02:15
Welcome to modern serfdom. While America and Europe are deindustrialize d as factories are shut down and moved over seas. Our jobs are mostly service only while people who have little or no choice are forced to work in these factories.
 
 
0 #7 thematrix606 2011-01-21 10:23
Quoting nforce4max:
Welcome to modern serfdom. While America and Europe are deindustrialize d as factories are shut down and moved over seas. Our jobs are mostly service only while people who have little or no choice are forced to work in these factories.


Europe doesn't really have that problem. Only America, the dollar chasers.
 

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