Apple Investigates Claim of Using Dangerous, Illegally Mined Tin in Products

Posted July 11, 2013 at 11:06pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5730 views

Apple has updated its Supplier Responsibility page to indicate it has "lead a fact-finding visit" to Indonesia to identify if suppliers are using tin from unregulated and illegal mines.

Apple has funded a new environmental task group to investigate any mining operations in the area to better understand the situation.

Bangka Island, Indonesia, is one of the world’s principal tin-producing regions. Recent concerns about the illegal mining of tin from this region prompted Apple to lead a fact-finding visit to learn more. Using the information we’ve gathered, Apple initiated an EICC working group focused on this issue, and we are helping to fund a new study on mining in the region so we can better understand the situation.

According to the report, 249 on Apple's suppliers use tin in the production of its products. Apple says it is still working to "better understand the situation." Samsung has already admitted to using this illegally mined tin as well. Samsung is investigating as well and promised to take action.

Read More via TheVerge

Share
Add Comment
Follow iClarified
iPhone 6 Plus Shattered Using Liquid Nitrogen and a Sledgehammer [Video]
RatedRR has posted a new video pitting the iP...
Apple to Shut Down Beats Music?
Apple is reportedly planning to shut down the...
VESA Announces New USB Type-C Connector Will Support DisplayPort Video
The Video Electronics Standards Association (...
Details on the Design of the Rumored 12-Inch MacBook Air
Jack March has issued a report offering some ...
The iPhone 6 Plus Has the Best Performing Smartphone LCD Ever Tested!
DisplayMate has released its in-depth analysi...