Exactly one year ago, Apple celebrated (deservedly) the fact that all its operations are now 100% powered by renewable energy. This, of course, encompasses actions taken directly by Ma in its campuses, data centers and physical stores around the world.
The Cupertino giant, however, did not stop there: Beyond this historic milestone, the company also pledged to encourage its suppliers to become more sustainable or at least to manufacture their products. gadgets Apple as clean as possible. Today, the company has announced that it is not only achieving this, but has exceeded its own goals.
More precisely, Apple has disclosed that almost doubled It is the number of suppliers that have agreed to operate on renewable energy alone, including Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron (three major iPhone makers), among 41 other partners. As a result, the company's supply chain surpasses by 1 gigawatt (GW) the initial target of producing 4GW by 2020.
As we said, this does not mean that suppliers will perform all of their operations (other than producing Apple products) from clean sources, but it does indicate that iGadgets will follow Ma's sustainable protocol. The vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, Lisa Jackson, celebrated this advance in favor of sustainability.
Every time one of our suppliers joins us in our efforts to deal with climate change, we approach a better future for the next generation. We prioritize our suppliers with the same environmental standards we observe and expect our collaboration to show others what we can. Although we are proud of our announcement today, we will continue to drive the changes in our industry to support the clean energy transition that is taking place globally.
Apple also said it has invested over the past two years $ 2.5 billion in green titles (Green bonds), contributing to 40 environmental initiatives worldwide making it the largest US company to allocate these titles.
Such initiatives include projects that help the company meet its electricity demand, as 66% of Apple's renewable energy comes from these projects.
The Green bonds They are also important for the number of research and environmental innovation projects they support. These include solar power programs in Japan, a water conservancy in Oregon, and the creation of a custom alloy for the manufacture of new MacBooks Air and Macs mini, made from 100% recycled aluminum.