Apple Urges Suppliers to Address Environmental Impact Ahead of 2030 Carbon Neutral Goal

Apple today called on its suppliers to take new steps to decarbonize and address their greenhouse gas emissions.

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In a press release, Apple said that it will evaluate the work of its manufacturing partners on a regular basis to encourage them to decarbonize their Apple-related operations and use 100 percent renewable energy, tracking and auditing progress annually. It added that Apple will specifically partner with suppliers that are "working with urgency and making measurable progress toward decarbonization," and is encouraging manufacturers to address their greenhouse gas emissions beyond their Apple production, offering suppliers a suite of free e-learning resources and live training courses through the Clean Energy Program.

Apple itself has been carbon neutral across its corporate operations since 2020, but has the long term goal of being carbon neutral across its entire global supply chain and the life cycle of every product by 2030. Apple has reduced its emissions by 40 percent since 2015, primarily thanks to improvements in energy efficiency, low-carbon design, carbon neutrality for corporate operations, and transitioning its supply chain to renewable electricity.

More than 200 suppliers representing more than 70 percent of Apple's manufacturing spend have already committed to using renewable energy like wind or solar for all Apple production, including Corning Incorporated, Nitto Denko Corporation, SK hynix, STMicroelectronics, TSMC, and Yuto.

Apple also announced new initiatives designed to help decarbonize the global economy and promote new climate-focused solutions, including investments to construct large-scale solar and wind facilities in Europe, partnerships to support businesses moving to clean energy, and Restore Fund projects to advance natural carbon removal and help carbon removal generate a financial return. For more information about Apple's latest environmental efforts, see the full press release.

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WiiDSmoker Avatar
22 months ago
The irony in releasing new dongles, plastic stickers in nearly every package, and apparently certain executives investing in bitcoin (not sure if true).
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zzmd Avatar
22 months ago
Apple needs more innovation not ESG monitoring.
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mrochester Avatar
22 months ago

Apple's hypocrisy makes me angrier day by day.... to the point of no return where I refuse to buy their products one day.
Sadly the reality is you won’t be able to buy products from any manufacturer if that is your yard stick. Saying that, not buying products is absolutely the best thing you can do for the environment.
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ProfessionalFan Avatar
22 months ago
And then Tim Cook hopped on his private plane.
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ProfessionalFan Avatar
22 months ago

Ah, MacRumors never fails: a story that has literally no downside for anyone and the first post is a complaint. Bravo.
Because it is empty virtual signaling if Apple and the celebrities who preach about this stuff continue to fly on private planes everywhere. Those flights hurt the environment a hell of a lot more than including a USB-C cable with my upcoming new Apple TV remote would.
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mrochester Avatar
22 months ago
I truly don’t understand this mentality that we should do nothing just because we don’t do everything.

it’s such a backwards way of looking at things.
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