Apple and Alliance for Water Stewardship continue their work for sustainable water use

Apple Park
Apple Park (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple and the Alliance for Water Stewardship continue to work together.
  • The pair are working towards more sustainable water use.

Apple and the Alliance for Water Stewardship today outlined their continued work to helping others make better use of water in China. Sustainable water use is the ultimate aim, with the number of companies in Apple's supply chain with certifications from the alliance reaching 13.

On World Water Day, Apple and the International Alliance for Sustainable Water Management announced that they would continue their long-term cooperation, continue to invest in industries in China and around the world, and commit to the efficient and safe use of water resources. Over the past year, the number of affiliate certifications obtained by Apple's supply chain has accelerated, from 5 in the same period in 2019.

Sharing the information via a Newsroom post, the Alliance for Water Stewardship said that it's promising to see more Apple supply chain partners now able to pick up certificates.

"We are very pleased to see more and more Apple supply chain companies participating in our certification program, which demonstrates the impact and strength of our cooperation with Apple to promote first-class water management," said Xu Shenzhen, Asia-Pacific Project Director of the Alliance for Water Stewardship. "True water management requires collaboration and leadership. Apple continues to raise the standards for itself and supply chain companies, setting an example for the entire industry."

This is just one part of Apple's Clean Water Project. That itself is also part of a wider Apple project as it hopes to have its suppliers also join its aim to become 100% carbon neutral before 2030 rolls around.

If you care about the planet as much as Apple seems to, why not check out some of the best smart home accessories to reduce environmental impact?

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.