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Apple Regulated Substances Specification

Author: Apple, Published on: 19 August 2014

It’s Apple’s mission to make sure that anyone who assembles, uses, or recycles an Apple product can do so safely. We’ve led the industry in removing many harmful substances from our product designs, and we go to great lengths to make sure they stay that way…We require our suppliers to adhere to this Regulated Substances Specification, which describes Apple’s global restrictions on the use of certain chemical substances or materials in our products, accessories, manufacturing processes, and packaging used for shipping products to Apple’s customers. We derive these restrictions from international laws or directives, agency or eco-label requirements… we hold our suppliers accountable by conducting factory audits, testing components with independent laboratories, and verifying the results in a lab we built at our headquarters…

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