Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 12-04-2019
Apple has announced it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to run their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number to 44.
Apple says because of the partnership between the company and its suppliers, it will exceed its goal of bringing 4 gigawatts of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020, with over an additional gigawatt projected within that timeframe.
This comes one year after Apple announced that all of its global facilities are powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson says the company has made it a priority to hold suppliers accountable to the same environmental standards they observe.
“We hope that our collaboration will show others what is possible. While we are proud of our announcement today, we won’t stop driving change within our industry to support the clean energy transition happening globally.”
Apple reduced its comprehensive carbon footprint for the third year in a row in 2018, in large part due to the company’s Supplier Clean Energy Program.
The company also announced major progress to address environmental solutions by allocating all $2.5 billion in green bonds it previously announced, the largest of any US corporation. Through its now-completed $2.5 billion Green Bond allocations, the company has contributed to 40 environmental initiatives around the world.
Apple’s Green Bonds are also notable for the number of areas of environmental research and innovation they support. Projects include solar rooftops in Japan, an aquifer to conserve water in Oregon and the creation of a custom alloy made of 100 percent recycled aluminium that is now found in the newest MacBook Air and Mac mini.