“Apple has hired an outside specialist firm to help audit the environmental practices of its suppliers in China following a series of critical reports by activists.,” Kathrin Hille and Joseph Menn report for The FInancial Times.
“The maker of iPhones and iPads met a coalition of environmental groups in China on Tuesday and told them the firm was engaged in audits of suppliers with which they had found fault,” Hille and Menn report. “The audits of 11 suppliers so far followed a meeting in August as the coalition prepared to release a sharply critical report.”
Hille and Menn report, “The unprecedented dialogue comes as Apple tries to find a new balance between the secrecy with which it guards its processes and the potential public relations fallout from being targeted by activists on the environment, labour policy or other areas.”
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