According to a new report only recently made available to the general public, Apple is making significant progress towards greening up its working agenda by paying closer attention to the ecological footprint of its supply chain.Thus, greenheads who have been keeping a close eye on this corporation for quite some time now maintain that Apple's supply chain no longer releases as many harmful pollutants in the environment as it used to.
Needless to say, this benefits not just natural ecosystems worldwide, but also public health, seeing how some of the metals and solvents used to manufacture the electronics most people rely on to get through the day constitute a threat to human health once they contaminate the land, the water and the air.
Sources report that Apple's decision to closely monitor its supply chain and make sure that it harms the environment as little as possible is a direct result of the company's being pressured into doing so by organizations such as the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the China-based Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Apparently, one of the first things Apple did following its run-ins with these greenheads was to better document its supply chain's use of water.
More precisely, the corporation started looking into how wastewater was disposed of, and took steps towards keeping highly toxic components from reaching natural streams and water sources.
Commenting on these green-oriented changes implemented by Apple, Linda Greer, an environmental specialist currently working with the Natural Resources Defense Council, argued as follows:
“They are far from done, but they are definitely in motion. I actually think they really want to get this right.”
“They are a very successful company. They have a brand reputation to die for and it seemed clear to me if that if you get Apple to do it, it would be a great model,” Linda Greer went on to add.