Apple Corps has announced in a new statement that it wants to increase the number of suppliers that use fully clean energy in its supply chain. In addition, 10 projects called Power for Impact are to be implemented to provide renewable energy in different parts of the world that have been most affected by climate change.
Apple says the number of suppliers committed to using 100% of clean energy has doubled since last year. Has been. Apple’s 175 suppliers are now looking to use renewable energy, and the company expects to stop emitting 18 million tons of carbon dioxide a year.
Apple has also been working since 2019 on a project called Power for Impact to provide renewable energy to communities that have been most affected by climate change. “Every company has a role to play in tackling climate change,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “Together with suppliers and local communities, we show what opportunities and equities green innovations will create.”
“Our new programs will help communities develop local renewable projects and build a healthier and more equitable world while fighting climate change,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environmental affairs.
Apple’s new projects will be implemented in various regions, including South Africa, Nigeria, the Philippines, Colombia and the United States. Renewable energy in these areas is allocated to health centers, education and homes. It is also planned to provide energy production and sales conditions in homes by providing solar panels.
In the United States, Apple is working with Oceti Sakowin to provide renewable energy sources for wholesale markets. Another goal of this partnership is to build large wind farms in the Midwest.
The Cupertinos have also increased the use of recycled materials in their products and want to move towards a circular economic system. By doing so, Apple hopes to reduce the need to extract materials such as gold, cobalt and aluminum, which produce high carbon.