IPEN joins call for Apple to take the lead against workplace chemicals
12 June 2014
On June 10, 2014, IPEN joined more than 80 environmental and human rights organizations, socially responsible investment firms, and occupational health professionals to send a letter to Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Apple, calling on the company to remove hazardous chemicals, such as benzene, from its supplier factories in an effort to protect workers from grave illnesses.
Jackson is the former administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency. At the EPA, Jackson monitored benzene levels in the water and air to ensure no one was exposed to dangerous levels of this known human carcinogen. The letter calls on Jackson to make worker health and safety a priority in her second year at Apple.