Ahead of Earth Day 2019, Apple has announced it has been performing well on its green energy promises.
Apple has almost doubled the number of suppliers that are “committed to run their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy,” according to a new press release from the Cupertino firm.
The total number of suppliers that are running on clean energy – or plan to do so – is now 44.
Apple’s committed suppliers now include names such as Advanced International Multitech, Arkema, AT&S, Bemis Associates, Biel Crystal (HK) Manufactory Ltd., BOE, Catcher Technology, and Compal Electronics.
Corning Incorporated, COSMO, DSM Engineering Plastics, ECCO Leather, Fastway Creation, Finisar, Goertek, Golden Arrow, H.B. Fuller, Hon Hai Precision Industry, Ibiden, Jabil, LEALEA Enterprise, Lens Technology, Lishen, Luxshare-ICT, Mega Precision, Nidec, Pegatron, Primax Group, Qorvo, Quadrant, Quanta Computer, RRD, RyPax, SanHuan, SDK, Solvay, STMicroelectronics, Sunway Communication, Sunwoda Electronics, Taiyo Ink Mfg. Co., Tesa SE, TSMC, Wistron, and Yuto have also joined the list of ‘clean energy’ partners.
Thanks to its new partnerships, Apple is expected to exceed its own goal this year, bringing more than four gigawatts of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020, more than a gigawatt extra than it had projected.
The news comes just a year after Apple was revealed to have all of its global facilities powered by renewable energy, and at a time when the firm is increasing its effort to reducing its reliance on harmful emissions and non-renewable materials in its products, with the firm ramping up recycling.
A better future
Speaking of the news, Apple’s vice president of Environment Lisa Jackson said that: “Every time one of our suppliers joins us in our efforts to address climate change, we move closer to a better future for the next generation. We’ve made it a priority to hold our suppliers accountable to the same environmental standards we observe and hope that our collaboration will show others what is possible.
“While we are proud of our announcement today, we won’t stop driving change within our industry to support the clean energy transition happening globally.”
As well as a renewed focus on working with environmentally-sustainable suppliers that mirror the firm’s own attitudes towards the environment, Apple has also announced that it has allocated all $2.5 billion of its green bonds, contributing to environmental initiatives around the world in the process.
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