Apple Commits to Being 100% Carbon Neutral Across Entire Supply Chain By 2030

Apple today announced a target of becoming carbon neutral across its entire business and manufacturing supply chain by 2030.

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Apple is already carbon neutral across its global corporate operations, and this new commitment means that by 2030, every Apple device sold will have net zero climate impact.

"Businesses have a profound opportunity to help build a more sustainable future, one born of our common concern for the planet we share," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "The innovations powering our environmental journey are not only good for the planet — they've helped us make our products more energy efficient and bring new sources of clean energy online around the world. Climate action can be the foundation for a new era of innovative potential, job creation, and durable economic growth. With our commitment to carbon neutrality, we hope to be a ripple in the pond that creates a much larger change."

Apple plans to reduce emissions by 75 percent by 2030 while developing innovative carbon removal solutions for the remaining 25 percent of its comprehensive footprint, according to its newly released 2020 Environmental Progress Report. Apple says it will provide a roadmap for other companies looking to reduce their impact on climate change.

Separately, Apple told the BBC News that any company hoping to become a supplier would have to commit to "be 100 percent renewable for their Apple production" within 10 years.


Apple today also posted a video on its YouTube channel called "A climate change promise from Apple," promoting its pledge to make its carbon footprint non-existent by 2030.

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Top Rated Comments

Agit21 Avatar
50 months ago
Make ALL batteries user replaceable Tim! The battery in the AirPods are dead After 2-3 years. What a waste.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unggoy Murderer Avatar
50 months ago

What about the hundreds of thousands of Apple employees exhaling earth destroying CO2 every second of every day?
Good thing our lungs aren't terrifically efficient. We exhale about 70% of the oxygen we suck in, so probably safe to say we don't produce that much (and that 70% is only 20% of the full intake, rest is pretty much nitrogen.)

I knew high school biology would be useful one day...
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stanly.ok Avatar
50 months ago
The video description on YouTube starts with

"Apple is carbon neutral."

The reason for that might be that they are outsourcing all of the production.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
50 months ago
What about the hundreds of thousands of Apple employees exhaling earth destroying CO2 every second of every day?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bryan Bowler Avatar
50 months ago
It is certainly a good goal Apple, but it would also be nice if you committed to fixing your poor software quality control by 2030 as well. Somehow though, I’m pretty sure that is not a priority under Apple’s current leadership.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ingambe Avatar
50 months ago
Really cool!
Hopes it also count for nuclear energy

Apple is making a lot of effort (more than other company by far, even if it's not perfect) and I'm happy to be one of their customer
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)