Apple acknowledged that their decision to leave the list of green products in the catalog of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) was wrong and said that as of Friday, all their products are back to the organic certification body’s registry.
EPEAT, under the Green Electronics Council of the United States, is a ranking system that allows the public and private sectors to evaluate, compare, and select computers, laptops, and monitors based on their attributes and their long-term impact on the environment
“We heard that many Apple fans were disappointed by what we did. I acknowledge that this was a mistake,” said Bob Mansfield, Apple’s vice president of hardware manufacturing, through the official website of the company.
The manager said that Apple engineering teams spend several years developing products that are increasingly environmentally friendly.
“It’s important to know that our commitment to the environment has not changed and that it is as strong today as it has always been,” said Mansfield.
The EPEAT said on Tuesday that they regretted Apple’s decision to be omitted from their compliant list – a list that is very popular with consumers what with the participation of other manufacturers like HP, Dell, Lenovo, among others.
“We hope that Apple decides to collaborate with us at some point in the future,” he said at the time.