In January Apple admitted that workers in its supply chain had suffered injuries and the like. It made no mention of environmental damages, and according to Chinese environmentalist nothing has changed since then. Environmental investigator Ma Jun in an interview recently said, "Apple’s behaviour hasn't improved at all. It has admitted there are issues in its supply chain, but it hasn’t made any adjustments to its policy, maintaining that “it is our long-term policy not to disclose supplier information” and ignoring questions from environmental groups. Injured workers wrote to Apple three times, but got no response at all." He added, "Personally I feel that the “black box” audits aren’t doing any good. Under cover of those audits, Apple is able to use polluting companies as suppliers, at the cost of China’s environment and public health, and make excessive profits. On this point, Apple hasn’t changed at all. If there has been any change, it’s been that it has grown even bigger in scale – its size in China now would have been unimaginable before. "
Maybe we all should call customer service and ask them about all this.
Check out the article below from China Dialogue.
APPLE BACK UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT