Leaving Enviro Rating Program Was Mistake, Apple Says

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. opted back into EPEAT Inc.'s green electronics rating system Monday, noting that its departure from the program — a move that angered environmentally conscious customers like the city of San Francisco, which threatened to yank its Mac purchase orders — was a “mistake.”

“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,” Apple Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering Bob Mansfield wrote in an open letter posted on the...
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