July 16, 2012
Apple Inc. has put its products back on a rating system for their environmental impact after pulling them off the system earlier.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based electronic products giant had pulled its products off of the rating system called EPEAT, which stands for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool. EPEAT is managed by the Portland, Ore.-based Green Electronics Council.
“We’ve recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who were disappointed to learn that we had removed our products from the EPEAT rating system. I recognize that this was a mistake,” said Bob Mansfield, senior vice president of hardware engineering for Apple, in a statement on its website.
Robert Frisbee, EPEAT CEO, said in a statement the EPEAT site, “I am very happy to announce that all of Apple’s previously registered products, and a number of new products, are back on the EPEAT registry.”
The EPEAT registry, which began in 2006, aims to be a resource for consumers and and manufacturers to identify and promote environmentally preferable products.