GHG Emissions, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - April 14, 2022
Apple Helps Suppliers Accelerate RE Use
Apple announced that its suppliers more than doubled their use of clean power over the last year, with over 10 GW operational out of nearly 16 GW in total commitments in the coming years.
In 2021, these renewable projects avoided 13.9 million metric tons of carbon emissions. The projects online today will support GHG reductions equivalent to removing 3 million cars from the road for one year.
As of today, 213 of the company’s major manufacturing partners have pledged to power all Apple production with renewable electricity across 25 countries. The dozens of new commitments announced today will accelerate progress toward Apple’s 2030 goal to become carbon neutral across its entire supply chain. Apple has been carbon neutral for its global operations since 2020.
“We are proud that so many of our manufacturing partners have joined our urgent work to address the climate crisis by generating more renewable energy around the world,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives in a statement. “Clean energy is good for business and good for the planet. By sharing what we learned in our own transition to renewables, we are helping point the way to a greener future.”
Apple is investing directly in renewable projects around the world, including nearly 500 MW of solar and other renewable projects in China and Japan to cover a portion of upstream emissions.
Apple’s suppliers with U.S. operations also continue to commit to clean energy, including DuPont and Micron Technology. Additionally, Apple suppliers Solvay and Corning are helping to support some of the largest solar farms in North Carolina and South Carolina as part of their commitment to Apple.
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