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Environment

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

The Organization accuses 27 manufacturers of Apple products pollute the areas annexed to their factories. Peasants from these places were recorded begging for help to put an end to the situation in their lands by the discharge of heavy metals. Apple has already had several problems in China, since poisoning of workers to suicides among its staff. The NGO that investigates public and environmental affairs in China, IPE, has accused 27 vendors Apple pollute the environment of the adjoining communities to their factories and damaging the health of the inhabitants. In its report, entitled the other side of Apple, the NGO explained that Apple was of 31 multinational companies investigated, which presented biggest problems of environmental pollution and which was less willing to collaborate. The director of IPE, Ma Jun, said that Apple promises to be green, but his behavior has not been sufficient and the company must accept that the pollution emitted by its suppliers is also your responsibility. Apple must ensure environmental care and stop thinking only in the price; We believe that the products of this company are good and why they have a high consumption, but we are confident that consumers would not be agreed to buy items that can damage the environment and the health of many people, added Ma. The report of IPE, presented last Wednesday, reported in parallel to a video prepared by the NGO to show how the dumping of heavy metals in Lakes near some of Apple supplier companies is polluting many communities and threatening the health of its inhabitants.

Please help us, already not we can continue living like this, say many Chinese peasants in the video, while kneel before the cameras of the NGO. Before disclosing its report, IPE contacted Apple to know their opinion about the accused providers. The company reiterated its commitment to a high social responsibility throughout the chain of production of its articles and ensured that many of these companies do not work with them. Apple invited the NGOs to discuss more details, but so far the meeting has not materialized since the Cupertino company has not answered the last mail. Several problems in China among the most serious problems that the company had to deal with in China is the wave of suicides of several workers in the plants of one of its companies supplying, the Taiwanese firm Foxconn, manufacturer of the iPad and the Apple iPhone in 2010. In the same year, the fame of Apple returned to see dull once 137 workers of another of its suppliers, the Taiwanese company Wintek, were intoxicated by being exposed to high levels of n-hexane, chemical that damages the peripheral nervous system. IPE was founded in May 2006 with the aim of helping expand access to environmental information in China through the corporate development and the participation of the public in this field. After knowing the pollution problems of the suppliers of Apple in China, the NGO plans to work together with the environmental group Nature Resources Dnse Council (NRDC), based in New York, for promote, through Apple consumers in the United States, a more ecological and social awareness in the company. Source of the news: an NGO accuses providers for Apple in China from environmental pollution