Apple to Allow Environmental Group to Audit Factory

Posted April 16, 2012 at 4:10pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 2659 views

Apple will allow a joint audit of one of its suppliers by a Chinese environmental group concerned about pollution, reports MacWorld.

The Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), a group based in Beijing, said on Monday Apple agreed to the joint audit, which will be carried out at the end of this month at a manufacturer of printed circuit boards.

IPE will be working with Apple and an auditing firm hired to investigate the supplier's pollution controls, said Wang Jing Jing, vice director for the Chinese environmental group. The results will later be made available online by IPE.


The group considers this audit a pilot project since its only for one factory at this time; however, Wang is hopeful that Apple will agree to more audits in the future.

"We think this is a very positive step made by Apple," she said. "We hope this won't simply be a pilot project, but that more open inspections will continue."

Read More


Share
Add Comment
Follow iClarified
Apple Sold 39.3 Million iPhones, 12.3 Million iPads, 5.5 Million Macs, and 2.6 Million iPods Last Quarter
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results: $42.1 Billion in Revenue, $8.5 Billion in Net Profit
Groupon App Gets Updated With Support for Apple Pay
Groupon has updated its app to let users make...
Apple Releases Xcode 6.1 With SDKs for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8.1
Apple has released Xcode 6.1 with SDKs for OS...
Apple Releases Apple TV Firmware Update 7.0.1
Alongside iOS 8.1, Apple has released a 7.0.1...