"Apple Criticized For China Supply Chain Pollution"

"Chinese environmental groups accused Apple Inc. of turning a blind eye as its suppliers pollute the country, the latest criticism of the technology company's environmental record."

"Toxic discharges from 'suspected Apple suppliers' have been encroaching on local communities and environments, a coalition of environmental organizations said on Wednesday in a 46-page report alleging efforts to conceal pollution.

Widespread environmental degradation has accompanied China's breakneck economic growth, and the government has been criticized for failing to take steps to curb pollution."

Michael Martina reports for Reuters September 1, 2011.

Source: Reuters, 09/01/2011