CSRMinute: Apple CEO Addresses Conflict-Free Materials Issue re. New iPhone; Corporate Responsibility Officers Association Calls on Government to Promote Sustainability

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CSRMinute: Apple CEO Addresses Conflict-Free Materials Issue re. New iPhone; Corporate Responsibility Officers Association Calls on Government to Promote Sustainability

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 2:07pm

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Hello, I’m Gretchen Siegchrist, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Thursday, July 8th:

Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs has replied in a personal email to a customer asking about the company’s use of conflict-free materials in its new iPhone 4. Wired.com reader Derick Rhodes wrote Jobs to ask about Apple’s sourcing of minerals, and in particular, if any came from suppliers in war-torn Eastern Congo. Jobs replied that Apple required all its suppliers to certify that they use conflict-free materials, while acknowledging that without chemical tracing from the source mine, certification can not be 100 percent guaranteed.

The Corporate Responsibility Officers Association has called on the US government to do more to promote sustainability, accountability, and transparency goals, using its annual $535 billion dollar buying power to increase corporate responsibility. 60 leaders representing a range of businesses and organizations, from McKesson, Cisco, and IBM to the Partnership for Public Service and the General Accountability Office, gathered last week at George Washington University’s Institute of Corporate Responsibility to discuss the subject. The group’s consensus was that the US trails the governments of many other nations and the American commercial sector in promoting sustainability objectives.

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