Hon Hai vice president Sidney Lu spoke to reporters on Friday. (Photo/CNA)
Foxconn Technology Group, the Taiwanese made-to-order electronics giant that assembles Apple's products, denied Friday allegations that its facility in Kunshan in eastern China's Jiangsu province has polluted the water in nearby Lake Taihu.
"All waste treatment from our facility has been processed in accordance with all relevant government laws and environmental regulations," the group said in a statement.
"We can confirm that wastewater discharged by our facility meets all relevant emission standards," the statement said.
A report released Thursday by Green South, Public Environmental Research Center, Friends of Nature, and five other environmental organizations said that Foxconn caused serious water pollution by discharging wastewater into a river that flows into Lake Taihu.
After a thorough investigation, however, the group said it found that the river that runs through the middle of the Hi-Tech Park in Kunshan receives wastewater discharged from a number of companies that are based in the park.
The protection of Lake Taihu is a big endeavor and there must be a concerted effort among all those operating in the area, the group said. It added that it is advocating for greater compliance by other companies with local environmental laws and regulations.