Greenpeace: Apple should set a better example with its supplier report

“Apple says conditions at the factories where its iPhones and iPads are made have improved, but Greenpeace responded that the company should set a better example reporting on its suppliers,” Agam Shah reports for IDG News Service.

“‘Apple’s latest Supplier Responsibility Progress Report certainly highlights the importance Apple is placing on improving its supply chain, but this year’s report lacks detail on where problems remain and how they plan to address these issues,’ Greenpeace said,” Shah reports. “The environmental group acknowledged that policing supply chains is a ‘major challenge’ for large manufacturers like Apple, but it called on the company to provide more clarity about how its suppliers are performing.”

Shah reports, “‘We expect a leader like Apple to set a greater example for the industry,’ Greenpeace said.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple is doing an exemplary job in many respects, but it doesn’t hurt to push them to do even better. Which such a large and complex supply chain, this is a job that’s never finished.


    1. That’s all they’ve ever done. GP is not an environmental organization, it’s a marketing organization that sucks up donations from the gullible.


  1. I don’t hear about any other company doing so much for the environment or there workers then Apple. So I say cheers to Apple. And Apple at there last launch said they aren’t done they are just improving year after year. So I don’t know why GP is getting there underwear in a knot about. Apple is continuing to try and improve. And it’s not only Apple that has to follow so do those other companies like Foxconn who build the products.

  2. Same old stuff but we keep commenting about them. Maybe they should pay Apple if their going to use them as their marketing company to get attention. Do they ever say Apple is doing the best job of anyone and continue to raise the bar where we wish others would reach. Not a chance.

  3. I remember groups ripping into Apple for using a supplier who was supposed to have components made of tin from a disputed site.

    As apple pointed out there it is very difficult to pin point where a metal comes from. Before it even gets into the suppliers components it might have passed through many hands, mixed with tin from other areas etc.

    Apple and other companies have banded together to try to identify smelters (before the suppliers) and track the metals, demanding certification. But it’s very hard.

    I’ve worked overseas many years, in some third world places corruption among other things is a major problem.

    NOTE also these are SUPPLIERS Greenpeace is talking about, Apple doesn’t have direct control over them. Apple is doing great work in tough job. Like the article states : “Apple conducted a record 640 audits at suppliers’ facilities in 2015”. 640 audits in OTHER PEOPLE’S businesses , that’s insane.


  4. I really wish Greenpeace will start picking on major offenders rather than trying to get free publicity talking about Apple.
    Where does Apple rank in terms of renewable energy, recycling and other environmental concerns? Compare to many industries, Apple is way ahead of the field.

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