stockholders: eco-vote at annual meeting may 10

Mar 20, 2007
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Apple stockholders will have the opportunity to vote on a shareholder resolution requiring the company to study the feasibility of eliminating certain nasty toxic materials from it's products. Some environmental groups have accused Apple of lagging behind it's competitors in greening efforts, particularly the computer sector eco-pioneer, Dell, who has already compiled a list of harmful components to be eliminated from it's products by 2009. Greenpeace ranks Apple in last place amongst technology companies in regard to environmental policies.

Why isn't CEO Jobs (and board member, Al Gore) steering Apple to the forefront of the eco-manufacturing movement, and setting an example for others to follow? Why take all this criticism and bad publicity on the chin, particularly at a time when public support for the environmental cause is gaining momentum?

I think many of us would like to see a more socially conscious Apple, Inc. What do you think?

Interested in learning more? Take action. Educate yourself on the topic, and vote! Follow these links, or Google, "Apple, environment".
http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/04/23/shareholder/index.php
http://money.cnn.com/2007/04/02/news/companies/pluggedin_Gunther_Gore.fortune/index.htm
 

pwb503

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I think many of us would like to see a more socially conscious Apple, Inc. What do you think?
Shareholders' (Jobs, Gore, and many others) interest is to increase shareholder value by increasing the stock price. One way might be to change their businesss practices to make their products be perceived as more eco-friendly. One way might be to keep their company from being used as a pawn in a much larger movement in a way that might increase their costs and lower their stock price.

As a consumer, you can vote with your dollar and choose not to buy the iPhone. As an invester in APPL you can vote at the shareholders meeting on the issue. However as a shareholder you will have a vested interest in the money issues at hand, in a way that a simple consumer would not.

If you want a say in the vote, buy APPL! ;)
 

sagerocket

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Mar 20, 2007
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a greener Apple: update

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has posted an open letter on the company's website directly addressing the environmental policy concerns recently raised by shareholders and activists.

read the full text here: http://www.apple.com/hotnews/agreenerApple/?sr=hotnews.rss

Essentially, he spells out how Apple is actually moving quite aggressively towards the elimination of many toxic materials from it's product line, and the bad press has simply been the result of a lack of adequate communication. He also outlined Apple's plan to increase recycling efforts, and vowed to continually update stakeholders, employees, and customers on new and existing greening efforts.

Let's hold him to it. This is too important an issue not to follow-up on.