Following on from the story last week when Apple was found to have pulled out of the government-sponsored environmental standards group EPEAT, AppleInsider reports that Apple has now made a rare acknowledgement of the criticism that followed, and has reversed its decision. Appleâ€™ about-turn was announced in a letter from Appleâ€™s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, Bob Manfield, which appeared on the environmental section of the official Apple website. In the letter, Mansfield said that Appleâ€™s commitment to environmental causes had â€œnever changedâ€. He went on to say, â€œOur relationship with EPEAT has become stronger as a result of this experience, and we look forward to working with EPEAT as their rating system and the underlying IEEE 1680.1 standard evolve.â€ This move from Apple comes, as AppleInsider notes, after the city of San Francisco announced that it would no longer buy Apple products without EPEAT certification for the products.
Source: Apple acknowledges 'mistake,' places eligible products back on EPEAT