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Almost 200 Apple suppliers are really, really bad for the environment.
An app called Blue Map, created by environmentalist Ma Jun and backed by Chinese retailer Alibaba, found that the suppliers were violating Apple’s environmental guidelines. The app aggregates pollution data from government websites to help companies identify suppliers not in compliance with their policies.
Ma claims his app identified 830,000 cases where companies were polluting excessively or falsifying emissions data, across thousands of parent brands. The database is publicly available for the general public to report violations, as well as for all large brands who use suppliers in China. Read more…