Apple reversed its decision to withdraw from EPEAT's environmental ratings system Friday, said the Silicon Valley Mercury News.
Apple originally withdrew from the program which puts environmental standards on computer products, arguing that it had no need to be in the program, said PC World.
Since Apple typically exceeded the ratings, the withdrawal came under criticism from government officials and universities, both of whom use Apple products, said PC World. Government agencies from federal to city threatened to stop using the products as a result of the withdrawal.
Apple Senior Vice President Bob Mansfield said that the withdrawal was a "mistake" in a letter to customers concerned about the move, said Mercury News.