Apple is an electronics company best known for personal computers and other communication and entertainment devices.
Apple has demonstrated leadership in product design, particularly in raw material selection and energy efficiency. The company has achieved elimination of mercury, lead, brominated flame retardants, arsenic, and phthlates in all products in advance of any regulatory requirements. In addition, the company has achieved near elimination of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Every Apple product exceeds ENERGY STAR specifications as a standard feature and the company has reduced the average power consumed by its products by 57% since 2008. Apple has made notable improvements in its take-back programs and now operates or participates in recycling programs in the countries where more than 95% of its products are sold. Portfolio 21 has asked Apple to increase its level of transparency by committing to comprehensive sustainability reporting, including establishing reduction targets for its key performance indicators.
Industry: Information Technology
Country: United States
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