Without information, how can consumers, investors, employees, neighbors, and activists know whether a company is spewing pollutants, hiring subcontractors that abuse workers, testing on animals, using dangerous chemicals, firing union organizers, and all the other qualities that contribute to the definition of social responsibility?
Or at least, Apple used Gandhi's image in its "Think Different" ad campaign.
But giving back has never been an immediate priority of Apple as Steve Jobs stated. They have gone from one of the worst companies for environmental friendliness, as assessed by Greenpeace, to one of the leaders.
It's not funny when officials are so close-mouthed about the fatal illness of an iconic CEO who personifies the company, that they mislead investors who might well have sold their shares if they knew the CEO wouldn't survive much longer.
There was third party verification by Bureau Veritas BV and of product related carbon footprint by Fraunhofer. See page Introduction Apple Inc.
Works Cited Apple Inc. Customer Loyalty Apple has a very loyal customer base despite the despicable acts the company has been associated with throughout the years.