Apple said Friday that it is putting its products back on an
environmental ratings registry, saying it made a mistake in removing
them from the list.
The company said all of its eligible products are back on the
Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool registry, and says it
looks forward to working with EPEAT, the nonprofit organization that
runs the registry.
Apple told EPEAT that it was withdrawing its products from the list on
June 29, and said it did not plan to submit its products for ratings
in the future.
The specific list helps customers buy electronics that are
In a letter posted on Apple's website, Bob Mansfield, its senior vice
president of hardware engineering, said the company "heard from many
loyal Apple customers who were disappointed" the company had removed
its products from the system.
"I recognize that this was a mistake," he wrote.
Apple's new decision comes just a couple of days after the city of San
Francisco said it would stop buying Apple computers.