Apple today announced that it is working with global suppliers to promote renewable power, with 68 of its Chinese manufacturing partners committed to using 100% renewable energy by 2030, an increase of about 24% compared to last year. The company’s manufacturing partners now support more than 13 gigawatts of clean energy worldwide, according to the report.
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Around the world, more than 250 suppliers have committed to Apple’s Supplier Clean Energy Program, representing more than 85% of the company’s direct production spend. To date, 13.7 gigawatts of clean energy are in use in Apple’s global supply chain.
Apple is calling on suppliers to decarbonize all Apple-related operations, including the use of 100% renewable electricity. In China, the companies involved have begun using China’s new Green Power Trading System, a dynamic system that will enable companies to purchase certified clean energy solutions multiple times a year on a regular basis.
Apple, we are already carbon neutral in our own operations and are innovating every day to go further in our urgent efforts to address climate change,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. renewable energy to power our global supply chain and invest in next-generation green technologies. The scale of this challenge is enormous, but so is our determination to meet it.”
Apple’s global corporate operations are already carbon-neutral and are committed to an innovative approach to accelerating progress toward the ambitious 2030 goal of making every product carbon-neutral. This includes $4.7 billion in green bonds, which are being invested to help spread clean energy solutions and emissions reduction programs around the world.
In addition, Apple today announced details of its 2022 Green Bond investments, including investments in large-scale solar projects, low-carbon design, energy efficiency and carbon removal.
Apple has used a portion of the proceeds from its 2019 Green Bond to support the China Clean Energy Fund. This industry-first investment fund helps Chinese suppliers access renewable energy. Thanks to this innovative approach, Apple and its suppliers have collectively invested in more than 650 megawatts of renewable power to date.