Apple announced today that more than 110 of its manufacturing partners will use 100% renewable energy by the time 2030 rolls around.
The announcement, coming via an Apple Newsroom post, means that the suppliers will use only renewable energy during their Apple production. That equates to almost 8 gigawatts of clean energy, Apple says.
Apple today announced over 110 of its manufacturing partners around the world are moving to 100 percent renewable energy for their Apple production, with nearly 8 gigawatts of planned clean energy set to come online. Once completed, these commitments will avoid over 15 million metric tons of CO2e annually — the equivalent of taking more than 3.4 million cars off the road each year. Additionally, Apple is investing directly in renewable energy projects to cover a portion of upstream emissions, as well as a major energy storage project in California to pilot new solutions for renewable infrastructure.
This latest announcement is part of Apple’s plan to become entirely carbon neutral by 2030. That includes the company’s entire business including its manufacturing supply chain and the life cycle of its products.
Last July, the company unveiled its plan to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030. Since that announcement, Apple has significantly increased the number of its suppliers that are transitioning to renewable energy. Apple is already carbon neutral today for its global corporate operations, and this new commitment means that by 2030, every Apple device sold will have net zero climate impact. The company recently shared new details about its $4.7 billion spend in Green Bonds to support environmental projects around the world.
Apple’s Newsroom post goes on to outline some of the ways it is achieving its environmental aims, including giant wind farms in California and elsewhere. It’s worth a read if you’re at all interested in the impact a company like Apple can have. Especially when it demands its partners follow suit.
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