21 Jan '11, 8am

Apple slammed by green activists, ranks last among IT giants in transparency study

Apple slammed by green activists, ranks last among IT giants in transparency study

LONDON - Apple is more secretive about its supply chain in China than almost all of its IT rivals, according to a new report by anti-pollution activists who accuse the company's products of degrading the environment and poisoning workers. Despite its claim to be a leading promoter of corporate ethics worldwide, the maker of iPads and iPhones came joint bottom among 29 major IT firms in a transparency study drawn up by a coalition of China's leading environmental groups. "Behind their stylish image, Apple products have a side many do not know about - pollution and poison. This side is hidden deep within the company's secretive supply chain," claims a statement by the 36 groups involved in the Green Choice Initiative. Their report considers the openness of IT firms and their responsiveness to reports of environmental violations at suppliers. It follows a series of workplace ...

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