“Apple released its annual supplier responsibility report Thursday, drawing praise from Greenpeace for steps the company has taken to reduce use of conflict minerals in its products,” Chris O’Brien reports for The Los Angeles Times. “‘Apple’s increased transparency about its suppliers is becoming a hallmark of Tim Cook’s leadership at the company,’ said Greenpeace Energy Campaigner Tom Dowdall in a statement. ‘Apple has flexed its muscles in the past to push suppliers to remove hazardous substances from products and provide more renewable energy for data centers, and it is proving the same model can work to reduce the use of conflict minerals.’

“Greenpeace renewed its call for other tech companies to follow suit,” O’Brien reports. “‘Samsung and other consumer electronics companies should follow Apple’s example and map its suppliers, so the industry can exert its collective influence to build devices that are better for people and the planet,’ Dowdall said.”

O’Brien reports, “Two years ago, Apple began releasing a detailed list of major suppliers and agreed to third-party audits of its supply chain.”

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