Environmental groups in China criticized Apple on Wednesday, alleging that it is employing suppliers that are damaging the environment and threatening the lives of residents
Apple has released a new Supplier Responsibility report, which offers details of the audits, employee training, and disciplinary measures that the company is using to improve working conditions among its suppliers and manufacturers.
Apple restated its pledge to provide safe working conditions for workers assembling of its products after environmental groups in China released a report critical of the company.
Apple has come under fire in China, where a group accuses the company of not doing enough to ensure environmental and safety standards in its supply chain.
Yahoo has opened a new data center in New York state that runs on hydro power and will be cooled almost entirely by fresh air.
Greenpeace has charged that Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google and others are contributing to global warming by using coal to power data centers for their cloud-based services.
Greenpeace hit out at Samsung on Wednesday for reneging on promises to remove harmful substances from its electronics products.
In the first Apple shareholder meeting since Steve Jobs returned from his medical leave, shareholder questions focused on money, the environment, and other non-health topics.
Greenpeace's quarterly ranking of the top electronics companies shows Apple gaining ground and snagging some new accolades.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu gave Apple a thumbs up on its decision to withdraw from the Chamber of Commerce over an environmental dispute.