Apple helps suppliers to accelerate use of renewable energy

The global company Apple announced that its suppliers doubled their use of clean power over the last year. To be noted, Apple has been carbon neutral for its global operations since 2020.

Issuing a statement, it said that the capacity stands at over 10 gigawatts operational out of nearly 16 gigawatts in total commitments.

As per the company, last year, the renewable projects avoided 13.9 million metric tons of carbon emissions.

"The projects online today will support greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to removing 3 million cars from the road for one year," the statement reads.

So far, 213 of the company’s major manufacturing partners have pledged to power all Apple production with renewable electricity across 25 countries, it shared. "The dozens of new commitments announced today will accelerate progress toward Apple’s 2030 goal to become carbon neutral across its entire supply chain."

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, commented, “We are proud that so many of our manufacturing partners have joined our urgent work to address the climate crisis by generating more renewable energy around the world,”

Besides the clean energy commitments, Apple informed that it is also investing directly in renewable projects around the world. It includes nearly 500 megawatts of solar and other renewable projects in China and Japan. Meanwhile, in Europe, at least 11 new suppliers have made clean energy commitments.

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