- Apple has backtracked after a decision to quit registering its products with EPEAT, following a backlash and public criticism.
- The consumer electronics giant will once against submit products for evaluation under the EPEAT standards, which are often used to make purchasing decisions at schools and government offices.
- In an open letter, Bob Mansfield, Apple's senior vice president of hardware engineering, stated that "many loyal Apple customers" had expressed disappointment over the Epeat move and he recognized the initial decision "was a mistake."
From the article:
Apple Inc. said it was re-registering its products with a voluntary registry of green electronics, reversing course after a flood of criticism.
Apple, in an open letter from Bob Mansfield, the company's senior vice president of hardware engineering, said the company would relist its products on the U.S. government-backed registry, called Epeat, potentially putting an end to the controversy that led at least one city government to tell its employees no longer to purchase the Cupertino, Calif., company's products as a result. ...