20 Jan '11, 8am

Apple Inc has been slammed by environmental groups for its inaction on pollution and health concerns at iPhone plants

Apple Inc has been slammed by environmental groups for its inaction on pollution and health concerns at iPhone plants

On Apple's supply chain, some workers were poisoned and disabled, neighbourhoods and communities were polluted. -- PHOTO: AFP SHANGHAI - CHINESE environmental groups have singled out US giant Apple for failing to tackle concerns over pollution and the health of workers at plants making iPhone components, in a new report released on Thursday. Apple ranked last in a survey of how 29 multinational technology companies respond to inquiries about pollution and workplace health hazards at factories in their supply chain in China, the report said. The study reflects more than a year's work by more than 30 Chinese environmental NGOs to pressure multinational companies into being more accountable for their impact on the country's environment. 'Apple has broken its promise on three aspects of supply-chain social responsibilities,' said the report, the main author of which is the Ins...

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