Apple held talks with Chinese environmental groups earlier this month after the U.S. tech giant was criticized for using manufacturers accused of polluting the environment in China, according to the IDC News Service.
The Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), a group based in Beijing, said it held the talks with Apple following a request made by the company, the article adds. IPE called the initiation of talks a positive sign as this was the first time Apple had responded to the environmental groups’ concerns about the company’s suppliers.
In the past, IPE and other groups have released reports accusing Apple of failing to monitor the work conditions and manufacturing processes used by its various suppliers in China. IPE said it held talks twice with Apple, the second time with the company’s supply chain management. While Apple did not specifically address all of the concerns the environmental groups made, the company said it would continue to communicate and collaborate with them, Wang Jing Jing, vice director for IPE, told IDC. Read more at http://macte.ch/nSoub .