British lawmaker criticizes Apple for not taking environmental obligations seriously

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Ahead of a launch of a slew of new products, British lawmakers are criticizing Apple for not taking its environmental commitment seriously enough, as Bloomberg reports:

The U.K. Environmental Audit Committee said Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook failed to respond before a Sept. 4 deadline. The company was previously invited to put forward representatives to a hearing in July, but it canceled at short notice, the committee said in a statement on Tuesday.

Apple’s “unwillingness to answer my committee’s questions has led us to believe its environmental obligations are not taken seriously enough,” Chairman Philip Dunne said in the statement. That’s even though the company “appears to have a positive story to tell regarding its efforts on climate change.”

Apple in July announced its commitment to be completely carbon neutral by 2030, one of the first major tech-giants to make such a commitment. In an interview this week Apple executives acknowledged the commitment is tough but are confident that there is a plan in place to achieve it.

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