In recent years, Apple has made ecology one of its main priorities. And since 2018the Cupertino company already operates with 100% renewable energy.
But the company’s commitment to the climate is not limited to its premises. Indeed, it has set itself the goal of being 100% neutral in carbon (including the supply chain) by 2030. And as a result, Apple encourages its suppliers to be greener.
Foxconn announces its goals
You may not know Foxconn. But it is one of Apple’s main suppliers. It is this Taiwanese company that assembles the majority of iPhones sold by the Cupertino company.
As Asian media Nikkei reports, on Earth Day, April 22, Foxconn announced its green goals. Its goal is to have zero emissions by 2050. And as a first step, the Apple supplier will reduce its emissions by 21%, compared to 2020 levels, by 2025. Then, it will have to reach a 63% reduction in these emissions by 2035.
On the energy front, Foxconn has also set itself the goal of operating with at least 50% renewable energy by 2030. Moreover, the company has already adopted solar energy and improved the energy efficiency of its equipment. these last years. When it comes to recycling, the Taiwanese company also wants to use nearly 60% recycled plastic.
Apple encourages its suppliers to reduce their carbon emissions
Foxconn announces these commitments while recently, Apple, for its part, published a press release to discuss the progress made in the context of reducing carbon emissions related to its products.
The firm announced that its suppliers have more than doubled their use of clean energy over the past year. It mentions more than 10 operational gigawatts out of the 16 gigawatts of commitments for the next few years. And those renewable energy projects would have avoided 13.9 million metric tons of carbon emissions.
In addition, still according to Apple, 213 suppliers have committed to using only renewable energy sources for the production of the company’s products.
“We are proud that so many of our industry partners have joined in our urgent work to tackle the climate crisis by generating more renewable energy around the world”said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives. “Clean energy is good for business and good for the planet. By sharing what we have learned from our own transition to renewable energy, we are helping to lead the way to a greener future. »