Guide to Greener Electronics - Apple March 2009

Publication - March 31, 2009
Apple’s score increases to 4.7 points and the company leaps to 10th position – up from 14th in v.10. All Apple products are now free of PVC and BFRs with the exceptionof PVC-free power cords which are in the process of being certified. But Apple fails to score top marks on this criterion because it uses unreasonably high threshold limitsfor BFRs and PVC in products that are allegedly PVC-/BFR-free. The company needs to be commended for running a bold advertising campaign highlighting the greencredentials of its MacBooks. Apple still needs to commit to phasing out additional substances with timelines, improve its policy on chemicals and its reporting on chemicalsmanagement.

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