Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - October 25, 2022
Apple Aims to Decarbonize Supply Chain by 2030
Apple announced its intent to make its supply chain carbon neutral by 2030.
The company is encouraging its suppliers to address the GHG emissions beyond their Apple production, prioritizing clean energy. More than 200 suppliers representing more than 70% of Apple’s direct manufacturing spend have already committed to using clean power like wind or solar for all Apple production. Major manufacturing partners — including Corning Incorporated, Nitto Denko Corporation, SK hynix, STMicroelectronics, TSMC, and Yuto — have committed to power all Apple production with 100% renewable energy.
“Fighting climate change remains one of Apple’s most urgent priorities and moments like this put action to those words,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, in a statement. “We’re looking forward to continued partnership with our suppliers to make Apple’s supply chain carbon neutral by 2030. Climate action at Apple doesn’t stop at our doors, and in this work, we’re determined to be a ripple in the pond that creates a bigger change.”
Apple also announced significant investments in renewable energy in Europe, partnerships to support businesses transitioning to clean energy, and new support for projects that advance natural carbon removal and community-driven climate solutions around the world.
As part of Apple’s supplier engagement, the company is partnering with its worldwide supply chain to urge accelerated action to achieve carbon neutrality for their Apple-related corporate operations. The company requires reporting on progress toward these goals — specifically Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions reductions related to Apple production — and will track and audit annual progress. The company says it will partner with suppliers that are working with urgency and making measurable progress toward decarbonization.
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