Apple joins First Movers Coalition as part of company's environmental goals

Lisa Jackson On Apple Park Roof
Lisa Jackson On Apple Park Roof (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has joined the First Movers Coalition.
  • The group aims to purchase low-carbon products by 2030.
  • It is part of Apple's plan to become carbon neutral by that year.

Apple has announced that it is joining the First Movers Coalition as part of the company's efforts to fight climate change.

Lisa Jackson, Apple's Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, announced the move on Twitter:

We must each do our part to protect the planet. Apple is joining @POTUS, @ClimateEnvoy, @wef & our partners at #COP26 as part of the First Movers Coalition to help accelerate new decarbonization technologies. 🌎

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The First Movers Coalition, which U.S. President Joe Biden announced ahead of COP26, will commit to purchasing low-carbon products by 2030. In a speech at COP26, President Biden said that two dozen companies are have committed to being part of the coalition:

"The United States and World Economic Forum are launching the First Movers Coalition...[which] is starting with more than two dozen of the world's largest and most innovative companies. The Coalition represents eight major sectors that comprise 30% of global emissions that we now are dealing with. These companies will be critical partners in pushing for viable alternatives to decarbonize these industrial sectors and more," he added.

Apple is making a ton of moves lately towards its environmental goals. Just last month, the company announced (opens in new tab) that it has doubled the number of its suppliers that are committed to using 100% clean energy.

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