Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - April 10, 2023
Apple Expands Renewable Energy by 30% Across Supply Chain
Apple announced its manufacturing partners now support over 13 gigawatts of renewable electricity around the world, an increase of almost 30% in the last year. As more than 250 suppliers across 28 countries commit to using renewable energy for all Apple production by 2030, this represents more than 85% of the company’s direct manufacturing spend and more than 20 gigawatts in commitments.
Apple has already achieved carbon neutrality for its global corporate emissions, advancing toward its 2030 goal for all its products to be carbon neutral.
Additionally, the company has invested $4.7 billion in Green Bonds, which are helping finance the growth of clean energy solutions and the reduction in emissions around the world. Its Green Bond spend for 2022 features investments in large-scale solar, low-carbon design, energy efficiency, and carbon removal.
In a statement, Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, emphasized Apple’s determination to expand clean energy across its supply chain: “At Apple, we’re carbon neutral for our own operations and innovating every day to go even further in the urgent work to address climate change. With partners around the world, we’re adding even more renewable energy to power our global supply chain and investing in next-generation green technologies. The scale of this challenge is immense — but so is our determination to meet it.”
With more than 40 manufacturing partners joining Apple’s Supplier Clean Energy Program in the last year, suppliers are striving to decarbonize all Apple-related operations, including sourcing 100% renewable electricity. By participating in the program, suppliers are signaling demand for the expansion of renewable electricity capacity worldwide.
Apple also uses 1.5 gigawatts of renewable electricity to power all corporate offices, data centers, and retail stores, spanning 44 countries.
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