Apple slammed over failure to help solve ‘climate crisis’

“ClimateCounts.org aims to force companies to clearly state their environmental efforts and provide this information to customers as a tool that contributes to their purchase decision. “Business is being pushed by consumers to do its part to solve the climate crisis. The scorecard allows consumers to make good climate decisions in their everyday purchases, and it’s having an impact,” said Gary Hirshberg, ClimateCounts.org chairman. Hirshberg is also the CEO of organic yogurt maker Stonyfield Farm, which finances the campaign,” Christian Zibreg and Wolfgang Gruener report for TG Daily.

“At least in this survey, Apple doesn’t look great. The Cupertino-based company ended up with only 11 out of a maximum of 100 points for its ecological and climate efforts. Apple’s results fall far behind other tech companies: IBM is at the top with 77 points, followed by Canon (74), Toshiba (70), Sony (68), Hewlett-Packard (68), Motorola (66), Hitachi (51), Samsung (51), Siemens (51), Dell (49) and Nokia (37). ClimateCounts.org claims that Apple has no publicly stated climate impact review information available, there are insufficient efforts to reduce the climate impact, there is no climate policy stance and very little reporting on its emissions available,” Zibreg and Gruener report.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: More about Apple’s environmental efforts here.

87 Comments

  1. This is all about grabbing headlines of a phony ECO organization looking to cash in from the public.

    Man caused Global Warning in a load of Crap anyway. Any scientist that has reviewed the data and does have a BIG GRANT pending on Global Warming research will tell that it’s crap too.

  2. Notice what they are talking about here? “Publicly stated” goals. Many companies have been promising the sun the moon and the stars. What they’ve been delivering is quite different.

    Rating a company on their promises is less than helpful. It encourages big press announcements, nothing more. If countries were rated for their “publicly stated” goals concerning democratization I’m guessing China would come in first and the United States and other established democracies would come in last.

    I’m all for encouraging environmentalism. But I’m all for USEFUL measures, not measures that distort and conceal the truth.

  3. Just a load of BS! Do the math. With current technology, only nuclear power works as a way to reduce emissions deemed harmful. Nuclear power reduces dependancy on outside sources of fuel, provides jobs, saves lives.

  4. Sorry, I take that back about god solving our problems. I shouldn’t have been posting on the Internet anyway; I was supposed to be at church. Damn me to Hell.

    Besides, I realized that we decide to task God with solving our problems, then by exacerbating these problems we are fighting against God. And by advocating this blasphemy, I was going to be damned to Hell anyway.

    Sorry all.

  5. While I’m all for helping minimize global warming and being more “green” I think its getting a bit tiring when groups like this slam Apple when they openly admit they have no information to go by. You can’t just give a bad score because Apple doesn’t publicly boast about their efforts.

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