Melanie Nutter, Director of San Francisco Department of the Environment, issued this statement today regarding Apple's decision to rejoin the EPEAT program.

The San Francisco Department of the Environment is pleased to learn that Apple is rejoining EPEAT. Apple’s continued participation in the EPEAT program is consistent with their long standing commitment to environmental stewardship.

Independent standards, eco-labels, and registries like EPEAT are critical tools for verifying the environmental integrity of products for consumers.