Apple unveiled its plan to become carbon neutral in its entire business, manufacturing supply chain and the life cycle of its products by 2030. For its global corporate operations, the business is already carbon neutral today and this new pledge ensures each Apple product sold will have net-zero climate effects.
Businesses have a profound opportunity to help build a more sustainable future, one born of our common concern for the planet we share,
The innovations powering our environmental journey are not only good for the planet they’ve helped us make our products more energy-efficient and bring new sources of clean energy online around the world.
Climate action can be the foundation for a new era of innovative potential, job creation, and durable economic growth. With our commitment to carbon neutrality, we hope to be a ripple in the pond that creates a much larger change.Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
Apple provides specifics of its carbon reduction strategy and a guide for other companies to try to reduce their effects on climate change. in its 2020 Environmental Progress Report.
Apple details its plans to reduce emissions by 75 percent by 2030 while developing innovative carbon removal solutions for the remaining 25 percent of its comprehensive footprint.
This accelerator is part of Apple’s recently announced $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, focused on efforts that address education, economic equality, and criminal justice reform.
We’re proud of our environmental journey and the ambitious roadmap we have set for the future,”
“Systemic racism and climate change are not separate issues, and they will not abide by separate solutions. We have a generational opportunity to help build a greener and more just economy, one where we develop whole new industries in the pursuit of giving the next generation a planet worth calling home.said Lisa Jackson,Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.
Apple’s Climate Roadmap
Apple’s 10-year roadmap will lower emissions with a series of innovative actions, including:
Low carbon product design: Apple will continue to increase the use of low carbon and recycled materials in its products, innovate in product recycling, and design products to be as energy efficient as possible.
Expanding energy efficiency: Apple will identify new ways to lower energy use at its corporate facilities and help its supply chain make the same transition.
Renewable energy: Apple will remain at 100 percent renewable energy for its operations — focusing on creating new projects and moving its entire supply chain to clean power.
Process and material innovations: Apple will tackle emissions through technological improvements to processes and materials needed for its products.
Carbon removal: Apple is investing in forests and other nature-based solutions around the world to remove carbon from the atmosphere.