Apple supply chain and products to be 100% carbon neutral by 2030
What you need to know
- Apple is going carbon neutral.
- It wants its supply chain and products to be neutral by 2030.
- It has already achieved this for its corporate operations.
Apple has today committed to making its supply chain and products 100% carbon neutral in the next 10 years.
The company today stated in a press release (opens in new tab):
Apple has today released its 2020 Environmental Progress report, and has detailed plans to reduce emissions by 75 percent, whilst deloping carbon removal solutions for the remaining 25 percent of its footprint.
Apple is establishing an Impact Accelerator, focusing on investing in minority-owned businesses to drive positive outcomes in its supply chains and communities disproportionately affected by environmental hazards:
Apple's 10-year roadmap includes a new recycling robot called 'Dave' which can disassemble Taptic engines in iPhones. A new partnership with Carnegie Mellon University and more. Apple also announced that 100% of iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch devices in the last year were made of recycled content, including the 100% recycled rare earth elements in the iPhone's taptic engine, a first for Apple and any smartphone.
Apple is also expanding its energy efficiency, increasing its focus on renewable energy, process and material innovations, and carbon removal.
You can read the full release here. (opens in new tab)
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