Apr 11, 2019

Apple Says It Doubled The Number Of Suppliers To Run 100% Renewable Energy

Apple announced today via a press release that it has doubled the number of suppliers who have agreed to run on 100% renewable energy, and to add 5 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2020. This news comes after the company achieved the goal of running all of its operations 100% on renewable energy, including its campus, retail stores, and data center. Lisa Jackson, Apple's VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiative:

“Every time one of our suppliers joins us in our efforts to address climate change, we move closer to a better future for the next generation. We’ve made it a priority to hold our suppliers accountable to the same environmental standards we observe and 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 suppliers that committed with using renewable energy includes several iPhone assembler Foxconn, Wistron, Pegatron, A-series chip supplier TSMC, Gorilla Glass provider Corning, AirPods supplier Luxshare-ICT, Apple Watch manufacturer Compal Electronics, and so on.

Apple also announced that it has allocated $2.5 billion in issued green bonds. This is more than any other US company. The funds are used in 40 projects around the world, including work covering Apple's power needs. Apple claims that two-thirds of its renewable energy comes from the green bond program, together with its suppliers Apple has generated clean energy that's enough to power over 600,000 homes in the US.

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