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20 Jan 2011

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AFP

Apple targeted over China production standards

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Chinese environmental groups on Thursday singled out Apple for failing to tackle concerns over pollution and the health of workers at plants making parts for trendy gadgets such as its iPhone...A Hong Kong-based spokeswoman with Apple on Thursday denied the claims made in the report..."Apple has a vigorous auditing programme that investigates suppliers and other parts of the business chain. We audit throughout... We actually have had an extensive auditing programme since 2006," she told AFP.