16 Nov '11, 10am

Apple opens talks with China environment groups (via ST iPhone App)

Apple opens talks with China environment groups (via ST iPhone App)

Apple has for the first time held talks with environmental campaigners who accuse the company's Chinese manufacturers of widespread pollution, participants said on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: AFP BEIJING (AFP) - Apple has for the first time held talks with environmental campaigners who accuse the company's Chinese manufacturers of widespread pollution, participants said on Wednesday. The maker of the iPad and iPhone agreed to meet five Chinese environmental groups after they issued a report in August that alleged rampant pollution at dozens of factories believed to be producing products for Apple. One of the campaigners, Mr Ma Jun, praised the talks as a 'step forward' but criticised Apple for refusing to identify its suppliers in China - a policy pressure groups say enables the electronics giant to evade scrutiny. 'This was the first time that they sat down with all five of us t...

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