Apple Backtracks on Withdrawal From Environmental Ratings

Apple has changed its mind about not participating in a government-backed rating system that assesses the environmental friendliness of electronic products.On Friday, Bob Mansfield, the soon-to-retire senior vice president for hardware engineering at Apple, posted a letter on Apple’s Web site saying that the company had heard from many customers who were troubled by the company’s recent decision to no longer have its products reviewed by an organization called Epeat. see:Apple Reverses Stance on EPEAT Environmental Rating System
Apple is back in EPEAT. Reversing a move made earlier in the week, when it pulled out of the government-backed registration of environmentally friendly electronics, Apple announced that it will continue to participate in the EPEAT program.The news came in a letter posted to Apple’s Web site from Bob Mansfield, the senior vice president of hardware engineering.”We’ve recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who were disappointed to learn that we had removed our products from the EPEAT rating system. I recognize that this was a mistake,” Mansfield wrote.

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