Apple’s annual supplier responsibility report highlights efforts to reduce environmental impact

A former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Jackson serves as the computing giant's new vice president for environmental initaitives. She is responsible for overseeing Apple's efforts to minimize its impact on the environment, including removing toxics from its products, incorporating renewable energy in its facilities, and furthering energy efficiency in the electronics industry. 

In her address on Feb. 12 at UCLA, Jackson discussed the challenges she faced working in the public sector and her current role with Apple. A day after the lecture, the firm officially released their Supplier Responsibility 2014 Progress Report. The report details how the company's suppliers have performed in labor and human rights, health and safety, ethics, management systems, and the environment.

Apple aims to build environmental responsibility into their products and processes and asks their suppliers to act in environmentally responsible ways. To read the Supplier Responsibility 2014 Progress Report click here. To learn more about Supplier Responsibility at Apple visit https://www.apple.com/supplier-responsibility/.