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Friday, 18 November 2011 11:44

Apple admits its products poison China

Written by Nick Farell

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So rich Americans can have an iPhone

Apple has admitted that 15 of its Chinese suppliers are violating environmental regulations and poisoning the local population.

Apparently Jobs mob has sent five employees to meet with five different Chinese environmental groups on November 15, only to learn about several troubling environmental issues at as many as 22 parts suppliers. Chinese environmentalist groups claimed the factories were releasing toxic gasses, heavy metal sludge and other pollutants. It is the first time that Apple has admitted wrongdoing in relation to environmental pollution from any of its Chinese supply chains.

Jobs mob has always claimed it was committed to "the highest standards of social responsibility." and vowed to improve its environmental standards for suppliers. It also acknowledged that a number of its suppliers have failed to properly keep track of wastewater pollution and other emissions. Apple officials also said they would take environmental contamination into future considerations.

Until now the only thing that Apple has done anything about were complaints about Child labour at its various suppliers plants. Li Chunhua, secretary general of the Green Stone Environmental Action Network said that Apple is now doing some positive stuff, but he wants it to be more open with their supply chain, good luck with that.

More here.

Nick Farell

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+1 #1 eddman 2011-11-18 13:55
It's not just apple. It's a common practice in china. It was government's choice to advance as fast as possible at the expense of everything else.
 
 
-2 #2 jozef 2011-11-18 16:57
If any species of animal was expanding at the rate of the population of China, it would have been culled ages ago, and then annually.
 
 
0 #3 pogsnet 2011-11-18 22:07
The point here is that Apple can demand for its manufacturers who earns alot from them to follow international environmental standards. Like food processing, some countries requires ISO standard processing before they allow it to be imported so must be the technologies that pollute our mother nature so fast.
 
 
+2 #4 youserzero 2011-11-19 01:20
Quoting eddman:
It's not just apple. It's a common practice in china. It was government's choice to advance as fast as possible at the expense of everything else.


And it was OUR choice to help them make it happen by continuing to allow outsourcing North American jobs to a place with no child labour or environmental protection laws.
 
 
-1 #5 Kryojenix 2011-11-19 12:08
Jobs' Mob? Or Cook's Snooks?
 
 
+2 #6 Kryojenix 2011-11-19 12:10
Quoting youserzero:
Quoting eddman:
It's not just apple. It's a common practice in china. It was government's choice to advance as fast as possible at the expense of everything else.


And it was OUR choice to help them make it happen by continuing to allow outsourcing North American jobs to a place with no child labour or environmental protection laws.

OCCUPY CHINA!!! :P
 
 
0 #7 Abdussamad 2011-11-20 16:53
Quoting youserzero:
And it was OUR choice to help them make it happen by continuing to allow outsourcing North American jobs to a place with no child labour or environmental protection laws.


Well they have laws. It says so in the article above. Can't you read?
 

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