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Chinese Environmental Group Criticizes Apple

Author: Loretta Chao, Wall Street Journal, Published on: 31 August 2011

Ma Jun, director of the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs, said the Beijing-based advocacy group found polluted water and was told of hazardous gas in areas surrounding plants in China believed to be Apple suppliers. In a report on its findings Wednesday, the IPE called Apple "stubbornly evasive" and said its refusal to discuss suppliers "can only be seen as a deliberate refusal of responsibility" for environmental issues... Apple spokeswoman Carolyn Wu said the company "is committed to driving the highest standards of social responsibility throughout our supply base" and that it requires that suppliers "use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes wherever Apple products are made." She declined further comment.

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