This week, Apple has unveiled its plan to become carbon neutral including the manufacturing supply chain by 2030. Apple is already carbon neutral for its corporate operations, though with this new commitment introduced by 2030 every Apple device sold will have zero climate impact.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said “Businesses have a profound opportunity to help build a more sustainable future, one born of our common concern for the planet we share. 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. Climate action can be the foundation for a new era of innovative potential, job creation, and durable economic growth. With our commitment to carbon neutrality, we hope to be a ripple in the pond that creates a much larger change.”
Apple released today their 2020 Environmental Progress report which states ‘Apple details its plans to reduce emissions by 75 percent by 2030 while developing innovative carbon removal solutions for the remaining 25 percent of its comprehensive footprint’
Apple has also released its 10-year climate roadmap outlining its actions, which include: Low Carbon Product Design, Expanding energy efficiency, Renewable energy, Process, and material innovations and Carbon removal. Detailed explanations can be found here. Progress on supplier commitments can be found here.
Apple’s Environmental site has a detailed page on its environmental plans and future projections which you can find here. Apple has also uploaded a 2-minute video to YouTube about its recent commitment which you can watch here.