Apple promises to become fully carbon-neutral by 2030

(The Guardian, 21 Jul 2020) Tech firm says its commitment covers entire supply chain and lifecycle of all its products

Apple has pledged to become a carbon-neutral operation by 2030, a commitment that covers its entire supply chain and the lifecycle of all its products, including the electricity consumed in their use.

The company is aiming to achieve the goal by means including:

  • Low-carbon product design, using recycled materials where possible, and developing new techniques such as a carbon-free aluminium smelting process.

  • Use of renewable energy, including projects funded by and built for Apple directly, which in total provide 1GW of capacity to the company’s corporate operations.

  • Carbon removal, through forest planting in Colombia, China, Kenya and the US.

The chief executive, Tim Cook, said: “The innovations powering our environmental journey are not only good for the planet, they’ve helped us make our products more energy-efficient and bring new sources of clean energy online around the world.

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The Guardian, 21 Jul 2020: Apple promises to become fully carbon-neutral by 2030