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Apple Shares 2021 Environmental Progress Report

Friday April 16, 2021 6:58 am PDT by
Apple has today published its 2021 Environmental Progress Report, setting out the company's ongoing efforts to reduce its impact on the environment and combat climate change. Apple's goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 is central to the report. For example, Apple highlights its increasing use of recycled materials in its products and packaging, emphasis on...
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Apple Launches $200 Million 'Restore Fund' to Remove Carbon From Atmosphere

Thursday April 15, 2021 6:06 am PDT by
Apple today announced a "first-of-its-kind carbon removal initiative" called the Restore Fund that will make investments in forestry projects to remove carbon from the atmosphere while generating a financial return for investors. Launched with Conservation International and Goldman Sachs, Apple says the $200 million fund aims to remove at least one million metric tons of carbon dioxide...
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Apple to Use Tesla's 'Megapack' Battery to Help Power Apple Park at New Energy Farm

Thursday April 1, 2021 12:18 am PDT by
Apple plans to use Tesla's "Megapack" battery pack at a newly announced energy farm in California to help power Apple Park and further its commitment to renewable energy and being carbon-neutral by 2030, according to The Verge. Apple's newly announced California solar farm will use 85 of Tesla's 60MV battery packs to help power ‌Apple Park‌, according to the report. According to Apple, the...
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Apple Says Over 110 Manufacturing Partners Committed to Using 100% Renewable Energy

Wednesday March 31, 2021 6:48 am PDT by
Apple today announced over 110 of its manufacturing partners around the world have committed to using 100 percent renewable energy for their Apple-related production. Once achieved, Apple says these commitments will prevent over 15 million metric tons of CO2e annually, the equivalent of taking more than 3.4 million cars off the road each year. Apple already announced some manufacturing...
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Apple Touts Progress of $4.7 Billion Clean Energy Investment

Wednesday March 17, 2021 2:09 am PDT by
In a press release today, Apple touted the significant progress it has made as part of its $4.7 billion Green Bond. Thanks to the bond, Apple has generated more than 1.2 gigawatts of clean power, removing an average of 921,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually. In 2016, Apple issued its first bond of $1.5 billion towards the project, followed by $1 billion in 2017. In 2019, Apple...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges Action on Climate Change at United Nations Summit

Saturday December 12, 2020 8:12 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today delivered a brief speech during the 2020 Climate Ambition Summit, stressing that leaders of nations and companies around the world have a "burden to act" to address climate change during this "moment of historic urgency." The summit is co-hosted by the United Nations, United Kingdom, and France. In his prepared remarks, Cook highlighted Apple's environmental...
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UK Environmental Committee Says Apple Contributing to 'Throwaway Culture' of 'Short-Lived Products'

Thursday November 26, 2020 6:07 am PST by
Technology companies like Apple are contributing to e-waste by making their products difficult to repair, and charging expensive repair fees, according to a lengthy report published today by the UK Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee. "We were told that Apple glues and solders parts together on their laptops, which makes repairing them very difficult," the Committee wrote in a summary ...
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Apple's 'Environmental Obligations Are Not Taken Seriously Enough,' Say British Lawmakers

Tuesday September 15, 2020 7:07 am PDT by
After failing to appear before British lawmakers, Apple has been accused of not taking its environmental obligations seriously enough, particularly on e-waste, reports Bloomberg. Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked to appear before the Environmental Audit Select Committee of the House of Commons, but failed to respond before a September 4 deadline. Apple was previously asked to put forward a...
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Apple to Build Two of the World's Largest Wind Turbines in Net-Zero Climate Impact Pledge

Thursday September 3, 2020 5:07 am PDT by
Apple has today announced that it will construct two of the world's largest onshore wind turbines near Esbjerg in Denmark, in an expansion of its investment in renewable energy. Via a press release, Apple explained that the new 200-meter-tall turbines will produce 62 gigawatt hours of energy every year, enough to power almost 20,000 homes. The area will also function as a test site for...
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Apple Commits to Being 100% Carbon Neutral Across Entire Supply Chain By 2030

Tuesday July 21, 2020 5:25 am PDT by
Apple today announced a target of becoming carbon neutral across its entire business and manufacturing supply chain by 2030. 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...
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Apple Environment VP Lisa Jackson Speaks About Apple's Renewable Energy Efforts in Earth Day Live Series

Wednesday April 22, 2020 4:02 pm PDT by
Apple's vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson today participated in the Earth Day Live series on Twitch, where she talked about Apple's environmental efforts. Jackson started things off by speaking a bit about her background and what inspired her to advocate for the environment and join the EPA prior to taking on her current role at Apple. Before coming...
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Tim Cook and Other CEOs Urge U.S. Government to Stay in Paris Agreement to Fight Climate Change

Monday December 2, 2019 7:02 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook and a group of other CEOs, including Google's Sundar Pichai and Microsoft's Satya Nadella, have jointly signed a letter urging the Trump administration to keep the United States a member of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement aims to combat climate change by keeping the global temperature rise this century well below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels. The United States ...
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Apple Partners With Sprint, eBay, and Samsung on New Texas Wind Farm

Tuesday November 5, 2019 6:19 am PST by
Apex Clean Energy today announced that Apple is leading a group of companies that has committed to purchase approximately 75 megawatts of energy from an upcoming wind farm in Texas. Sprint, eBay, and Samsung have all partnered with Apple on the agreement, and the full 500-megawatt White Mesa Wind project is scheduled to come online in early 2021. Shared energy purchases like this allow...
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Tim Cook Says One-Third or More of Apple Store Visitors Now Using Trade-In Program

Friday October 25, 2019 8:29 am PDT by
Prior to delivering the keynote address at the Ceres sustainability gala in New York City this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke briefly with GQ about the company's environmental efforts, iPhone trade-ins, and more. Apple has heavily promoted its iPhone trade-in program at its retail stores and on its website over the last year, and Cook said the increased emphasis has been effective, noting...
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Apple Wins CITI Outstanding Brand Award in China for Environmental Focus

Thursday October 24, 2019 2:58 pm PDT by
Apple today announced that it is the first company to receive a Green Supply Chain CITI Outstanding Brand award for its environmental efforts in China, specifically its contributions towards making its entire supply chain more environmentally responsible. Apple announced the news on its Chinese site (via 9to5Mac), and said that as a CITI brand, the company will continue to maintain a "superior ...
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Apple Invests in Three Wind Farms in China as Part of Renewable Energy Efforts

Tuesday September 24, 2019 5:52 am PDT by
Last year, Apple announced the launch of a $300 million Clean Energy Fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources. Apple and 10 of its suppliers in China will invest nearly $300 million by 2022 to develop projects totaling one gigawatt of renewable energy. In a press release today, Apple said that includes three wind firms in Hunan and Hubei that will generate...
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Apple Partners With RESOLVE in Effort to Source Gold From Miners Committed to Habitat Restoration

Tuesday August 13, 2019 5:48 am PDT by
Apple today announced it has partnered with non-profit organization RESOLVE to seek out innovative ways to source gold responsibly. The problem: gold mining operations in Alaska and the Yukon region have resulted in a reduction in the salmon population in the creeks and streams being mined. RESOLVE's solution: combine mining with habitat restoration to improve the streams so that salmon and...
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Apple Leads All U.S. Companies in Domestic Solar Energy Capacity

Thursday July 25, 2019 6:57 am PDT by
Apple had more installed solar energy capacity in the United States than any other company as of the end of 2018, according to a new report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (via CNBC). Apple led the way with 393.3 megawatts of installed solar energy capacity, topping Amazon and Target at 329.8 megawatts and 242.4 megawatts respectively. Google trailed in sixth with 142.9...
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Will, Jaden and Jada Smith Visit Apple Park for Environmental Discussion

Thursday April 18, 2019 8:21 pm PDT by
Will Smith, his wife Jada Smith, and his son Jaden Smith today visited Apple Park to discuss the environment and Jaden's Just Water company, according to a tweet Apple CEO Tim Cook shared on Twitter this evening. Just Water is a water company that sells ethically sourced spring water in paper-based bottles with sugarcane caps, all of which is more environmentally friendly than a standard...
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Apple Opens Material Recovery Lab in Austin to Improve Recycling Efforts

Thursday April 18, 2019 5:10 am PDT by
Apple has opened a new lab that will study how it can expand upon its current recycling processes through machine learning and robotics. The company announced the news today, along with other environmentally-focused updates, including that it will quadruple the number of locations where United States customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by its recycling robot Daisy in a major...