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Apple wants its supply chain to be carbon neutral by 2030
Apple is one of the companies that are betting big on a green future, and the Cupertino-based firm has been investing aggressively in renewable energy.
Apple has been carbon neutral since 2018, but while achieving this objective on its own what pretty easy, the more ambitious target is to move its entire supply chain to renewable energy by 2030.
And as impossible as that may sound, it looks like the plan is advancing as expected, with Apple announcing today that 110 of its manufacturing partners are now using 100 percent renewable energy. In other words, these companies that are building products for Apple are carbon neutral, thus joining the green future strategy that Apple itself has embraced.
“We are firmly committed to helping our suppliers become carbon neutral by 2030 and are thrilled that companies who’ve joined us span industries and countries around the world, including Germany, China, the US, India, and France,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president for Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives.
“In a year like no other, Apple continued to work with a global network of colleagues, companies, and advocates to help make our environmental efforts and everything we do a force for good in people’s lives — and to work alongside the communities most impacted by climate change.”
Apple pushing hard for 2030 target
On paper, Apple’s figures are impressive, to say the least.
“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,” the company says.
Apple says its entire company footprint has decreased by no less than 40 percent since this plan came into effect, saving no less than 15 million metric tons of emissions.
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