Apple announced on Monday that its global facilities are now powered by 100% renewable energy. This includes their retail stores, offices, data centers and more in 43 countries.
What is more, nine more of Apple’s manufacturing partners have also pledged to commit to power their Apple production with 100% clean energy. This brings the total number of renewable suppliers to 23. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, commented on the success:
“We’re committed to leaving the world better than we found it. After years of hard work we’re proud to have reached this significant milestone…We’re going to keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible with the materials in our products, the way we recycle them, our facilities and our work with suppliers to establish new creative and forward-looking sources of renewable energy because we know the future depends on it.”
In order to achieve this milestone, Apple has invested in and constructed a number of renewable energy facilities around the world. These include solar arrays, wind farms, biogas fuel cells and more. The tech giant has 25 operation renewable energy projects running worldwide, with another 15 under construction. Once completed, Apple will be able to offer 1.4 gigawatts of renewable energy generation across 11 countries.
Since 2014, 100% of their data centres have been powered by clean energy. Apple’s press release outlines some of their projects which include a rooftop solar installation on Apple Park, new data centres that will run on 100% renewable energy from day one, and wind and solar projects.
Achieving 100% renewable energy status has been a long-term goal of the company.