Apple Shares 2021 Environmental Progress Report

Apple has today published its 2021 Environmental Progress Report, setting out the company’s ongoing efforts to reduce its impact on the environment and combat climate change. Apple’s goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 is central to the report. For example, Apple highlights its increasing use of recycled materials in its products and packaging, […]

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Apple Launches $200 Million ‘Restore Fund’ to Remove Carbon From Atmosphere

Apple today announced a “first-of-its-kind carbon removal initiative” called the Restore Fund that will make investments in forestry projects to remove carbon from the atmosphere while generating a financial return for investors. Launched with Conservation International and Goldman Sachs, Apple says the $200 million fund aims to remove at least one million metric tons of […]

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Apple to Use Tesla’s ‘Megapack’ Battery to Help Power Apple Park at New Energy Farm

Apple plans to use Telsa’s “Megapack” battery pack at a newly announced energy farm in California to help power Apple Park and further its commitment to renewable energy and being carbon-neutral by 2030, according to The Verge. Apple’s newly announced California solar farm will use 85 of Tesla’s 60MV battery packs to help power ‌Apple […]

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Apple Says Over 110 Manufacturing Partners Committed to Using 100% Renewable Energy

Apple today announced over 110 of its manufacturing partners around the world have committed to using 100 percent renewable energy for their Apple-related production. Once achieved, Apple says these commitments will prevent over 15 million metric tons of CO2e annually, the equivalent of taking more than 3.4 million cars off the road each year. Apple […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges Action on Climate Change at United Nations Summit

Apple CEO Tim Cook today delivered a brief speech during the 2020 Climate Ambition Summit, stressing that leaders of nations and companies around the world have a “burden to act” to address climate change during this “moment of historic urgency.” The summit is co-hosted by the United Nations, United Kingdom, and France. In his prepared […]

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UK Environmental Committee Says Apple Contributing to ‘Throwaway Culture’ of ‘Short-Lived Products’

Technology companies like Apple are contributing to e-waste by making their products difficult to repair, and charging expensive repair fees, according to a lengthy report published today by the UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee. “We were told that Apple glues and solders parts together on their laptops, which makes repairing them very difficult,” the Committee […]

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Apple’s ‘Environmental Obligations Are Not Taken Seriously Enough,’ Say British Lawmakers

After failing to appear before British lawmakers, Apple has been accused of not taking its environmental obligations seriously enough, particularly on e-waste, reports Bloomberg. Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked to appear before the Environmental Audit Select Committee of the House of Commons, but failed to respond before a September 4 deadline. Apple was previously […]

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Apple to Build Two of the World’s Largest Wind Turbines in Net-Zero Climate Impact Pledge

Apple has today announced that it will construct two of the world’s largest onshore wind turbines near Esbjerg in Denmark, in an expansion of its investment in renewable energy. Via a press release, Apple explained that the new 200-meter-tall turbines will produce 62 gigawatt hours of energy every year; enough to power almost 20,000 homes. […]

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Apple Commits to Being 100% Carbon Neutral Across Entire Supply Chain By 2030

Apple today announced a target of becoming carbon neutral across its entire business and manufacturing supply chain by 2030. Apple is already carbon neutral across its global corporate operations, and this new commitment means that by 2030, every Apple device sold will have net zero climate impact. “Businesses have a profound opportunity to help build […]

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Apple Environment VP Lisa Jackson Speaks About Apple’s Renewable Energy Efforts in Earth Day Live Series

Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson today participated in the Earth Day Live series on Twitch, where she talked about Apple’s environmental efforts. Jackson started things off by speaking a bit about her background and what inspired her to advocate for the environment and join the EPA prior to taking […]

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Tim Cook and Other CEOs Urge U.S. Government to Stay in Paris Agreement to Fight Climate Change

Apple CEO Tim Cook and a group of other CEOs, including Google’s Sundar Pichai and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, have jointly signed a letter urging the Trump administration to keep the United States a member of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement aims to combat climate change by keeping the global temperature rise this century well […]

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Tim Cook Says One-Third or More of Apple Store Visitors Now Using Trade-In Program

Prior to delivering the keynote address at the Ceres sustainability gala in New York City this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke briefly with GQ about the company’s environmental efforts, iPhone trade-ins, and more. Apple has heavily promoted its iPhone trade-in program at its retail stores and on its website over the last year, and […]

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Apple Wins CITI Outstanding Brand Award in China for Environmental Focus

Apple today announced that it is the first company to receive a Green Supply Chain CITI Outstanding Brand award for its environmental efforts in China, specifically its contributions towards making its entire supply chain more environmentally responsible. Apple announced the news on its Chinese site (via 9to5Mac), and said that as a CITI brand, the […]

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