San Francisco drops Apple purchases over EPEAT withdrawal
Apple, in addition to a giant list of different technology companies, abided by EPEAT regulations to make sure that its products had a low-impact at the environment. A few days ago, Apple requested that every one its product be faraway from the EPEAT certification list, so one can have a knock-on effect for schools and businesses in San Francisco. State employees can use city funds to purchase products covered by EPEAT, although they’ll not have the ability to purchase future Apple products now that they are now not registered under the scheme.
The city requires that any computer products which are purchased by agencies be 100% EPEAT compatible, something that not applies to Apple’s products. Around 50 departments and 28,000 employees currently rely upon the EPEAT list for technology purchases, and the University of California is mulling a choice to suspend Apple computer purchases following the EPEAT removal. The institution is currently reviewing the verdict by working with Apple over the following two weeks in coordination with school administrators.
Apple, meanwhile, is placing emphasis on other standards equivalent to Energy Star: “Apple takes a comprehensive method of measuring our environmental impact and all of our products meet the strictest energy efficiency standards backed by the usa government, Energy Star 5.2. We also lead the industry by reporting each product’s greenhouse gas emissions on our website, and Apple products are superior in other important environmental areas not measured by EPEAT, akin to removal of toxic materials.”
[via The Telegraph]