Apple unveiled its ten-year plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 in 2019.
The firm is going above and beyond to make its supply chain carbon neutral, even if its headquarters already are.
After all, it’s not the Cupertino company’s buildings that pose a threat to climate change; rather, it’s the ways in which manufacturers extract resources, create devices, and recycle Apple items after a consumer upgrade to a new model.
Having said that, Apple has declared that its manufacturing partners now support more than 13 gigawatts of renewable power globally, an increase of about 30% over the previous year.
By 2030, all Apple products will be powered by renewable energy, according to a commitment made by more than 250 suppliers spread over 28 different nations.
According to Apple, this amounts to more than 85% of the company’s direct manufacturing expenditures and more than 20 gigawatts of carbon-neutral commitments.
This objective calls for the issuance of $4.7 billion in green bonds, which are assisting in funding the global expansion of sustainable energy options and carbon reductions.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, stated, “At Apple, we’re carbon neutral for our own operations and innovating daily to go even farther in the important mission to solve climate change.”
We’re investing in cutting-edge green technology and adding even more renewable energy to our worldwide supply chain with the help of partners across the world. Although this challenge is enormous, we are determined to fulfill it.
More than 40 manufacturing partners, according to Apple, signed up for the Supplier Clean Energy Program last year.
The company has urged all of its suppliers to source 100% renewable power and to decarbonize all Apple-related processes.
Moreover, Apple promotes the use of 1.5 gigawatts of renewable energy worldwide to power its 44-country network of corporate buildings, data centers, and retail outlets.
To address upstream supply chain emissions, the corporation has also made direct investments in almost 500 megawatts of solar and wind power in China and Japan.