Apple has just announced that in a concerted effort to combat climate change, all of its retail stores, data centres and corporate offices in 43 countries (including the US, the UK, China and India) now run on 100 per cent clean energy. Apple uses a variety of clean energy sources, such as solar technology, wind farms and new concepts like biogas fuel cells and micro-hydro generation systems for generating electricity.
This is huge inspiration for Apple supporters, particularly businesses that use Apple products as well as those that supply Apple. In fact, to date there are 23 Apple suppliers that have pledged to power their Apple production with 100 per cent clean energy.
Thus far, clean energy from supplier projects helped avoid over 1.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gases from being emitted in 2017, the equivalent of taking more than 300,000 cars off the road. In addition, over 85 suppliers have registered for Apple’s Clean Energy Portal, an online platform that Apple developed to help suppliers identify commercially viable renewable energy solutions in regions around the world.
In a statement about the energy milestone, Apple CEO Tim Cook said: “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.”
Whilst sustainability is said to be a priority for many companies, as the saying goes: actions speak louder than words. Well done Apple!
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Source: Apple.com – “Apple now powered by 100 percent renewable energy”