apple announced that its suppliers have More than double the use of clean energy last year with More than 10 gigawatts It is currently operating compared to the total target of 16 gigawatts for the next few years.
In 2021, these renewable energy projects enabled Reducing carbon emissions by 13.9 million tons.
The projects currently underway will help – the Cupertino company asserted – to reduce the production of greenhouse gases, as if more than 3 million cars were removed from the roads each year.
Apple is constantly working with the global supply chain to accelerate and sustain it Transition to clean energy.
So far, the company has announced that 213 major production partners They committed to using renewable energy in manufacturing Apple in 25 countries.
Dozens of new initiatives announced will accelerate progress towards the goal of achieving this By 2030, the entire Apple supply chain will be carbon neutral. Apple will already be carbon neutral at all of its global facilities by 2020.
Other than that, Apple stands Investing in renewable energy projects around the worldincluding production Nearly 500 megawatts of solar energy and other projects in China and Japan to offset part of the upstream emissions.
To help companies transform, Apple shares data and provides training materials with market-specific information. These resources have helped fuel the emergence of new clean energy solutions across the planet.
Clean energy initiatives around the world
at Europein the last year, 11 new suppliers Initiatives have been taken in this direction, including Infineon, Viscom AG, and LumiledsThis brings the total number of European companies working in this field to 25.
These vendors develop different solutions: lnfineonFor example, it has built on-site solar power plants in Germany and Austria, while DSM Engineering Materials Supports a wind energy project in the Netherlands.
Apple has already lent its support to two Danish renewable energy projects, which include the construction of a large photovoltaic park near Thisted and a wind farm near Esbjerg, both of which aim to operate its own data center in the country. The company is also evaluating the next steps to take to use the products in this region.
In the United StateApple is investing directly in the IP Radian Solar project, a Photovoltaic park of more than 930 hectares in Brown County, Texas. Once construction is completed in the coming months, the project will appear 300 megawatts of electricity. Apple made this investment to help offset the electricity consumed by charging Apple devices, which represents 22% of its total environmental footprint.
Apple suppliers in the US also continue their commitment to clean energy with important new initiatives from DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware) H micro technology (Boise, Idaho).
Additionally, as part of their commitment to Apple, suppliers Solvay and Corning have offered their support for some of the largest PV fields in North Carolina and South Carolina.
For a greener supply chain
at ChinaAnd 23 new resources They joined the program last year. Almost all major Apple suppliers in China have committed to using clean energy to manufacture Apple.
Many of them are building solar power plants on site and are supporting the country’s transition to renewable energy as well thanks to new initiatives such as bikewhich will use clean energy in closed recycling operations.
In 2018, Apple took an innovative approach to accelerating progress in renewable energy in China by launching the China Clean Energy Fund. Through this unique fund, Apple and its suppliers jointly invested in the production of 465 megawatts of clean energy.
at Japan New clean energy options are emerging for companies, thanks to the increasing availability of purchase agreements.
If previously company-wide energy procurement was limited to PV surfaces and unbundled certifications, cooperation in this area has opened up new possibilities in the market.
In Japan last year – Apple announced – twenty new suppliers, including kioxia And sharpThey are committed to using clean energy.
Neto Denko And many other Apple suppliers have invested in on-site PV systems during Kiowa Covers consumption associated with Apple production thanks to a wind power project located on the outskirts of Tokyo.
at South KoreaAnd LG screen And Samsung SD They are committed to using clean energy for all of Apple’s manufacturing processes. These new initiatives come as a result of significant progress made over the past year, with a total of 13 suppliers actively participating.
Target: zero impact
In markets where access to clean, low-cost energy is particularly challenging, Apple is working with partners to break down barriers through innovation and participatory policy.
As it continues to accelerate progress toward the goal of zero impact across the supply chain in every part of the world, Apple is also considering Supporting the communities most affected by climate change.
through the program Power for ImpactApple provides renewable energy sources to disadvantaged communities around the world while supporting economic growth and social impact.
Currently, photovoltaic systems that have been built in the Philippines, Thailand, Nigeria, Vietnam, Colombia, Israel and South Africa help ensure a stable, low-cost supply of energy to communities that they would not normally have access to.
Apple continues to expand the program to other parts of the world, such as Israel, Nigeria, Thailand and Vietnam.
These projects provide jobs and energy savings that can be reinvested for the benefit of local communities.
Apple preserves each project’s environmental characteristics, and communities benefit from energy savings to promote economic growth, education, health care, and other social initiatives.
More details can be found in the Apple Vendor Clean Power Program Update. More information about Apple’s environmental initiatives is also available on the Apple website.