- Carbon neutrality across global operations
- 100% renewable energy for all Apple facilities
Apple has reduced its annual CO2e emissions at a CAGR of 6,4% over the last five years
However, its water impact has increased and its wasteland as well
Apple focuses its sustainability, climate impact and resource strategy on three main areas: climate change, resources and chemistry
Low-carbon design – design products and manufacturing processes to be less carbon-intensive Energy efficiency – increase energy efficiency at our own facilities and in our supply chain Renewable electricity – maintain its use of 100 percent renewable electricity for its own facilities and transition its entire supply chain to 100 percent clean, renewable sources of electricity. Direct emissions abatement – avoid direct greenhouse gas emissions in our own facilities and in our supply chain Carbon removal – scale up investments in carbon removal projects, including nature-based solutions
Materials -Transition to only recycled or renewable materials in our products and packaging, Water stewardship - Reduce freshwater use, transition to alternative sources, improve the quality of water we discharge, and protect shared water resources. Zero waste to landfill - Minimize overall waste generated and eliminate waste sent to
Mapping and engagement -Engage our supply chain partners to build a comprehensive inventory of chemicals used to make our products and go beyond regulatory compliance Assessment - Assess the potential human health and environmental risks of chemicals to evaluate compliance with our requirements and inform product design. Innovation - Exceed regional requirements by innovating safer alternatives and improving how we and our suppliers manage potential risks of chemicals.
🎯Goals & Actions
2030 - Carbon Neutrality across whole supply chain
- Make more energy efficient devices to lower customer energy use
- Continue powering operations with 100% renewable energy
- Require suppliers to report both their emissions and their reduction targets
- Introduce program to support suppliers to reduce emissions
- Reduce number of materials used to make products to reduce amount of scrap generated
- Work with key suppliers to transition to bulk, recyclable, or reusable packaging
- Partner with local businesses to divert apple’s compost and plastics, by upgrading infrastructure to allow for better waste separation, and by switching to reusable alternatives from single-use materials.
Make products and packaging using only recycled or renewable materials.
- Enhance product collection and recycling innovation, so old devices can be used as raw material sources for the future
- Adhere to rigorous sourcing standards
- Ensure materials meet Apple’s requirements, by asking suppliers for third-party certifications to help confirm that a material has been recycled or comes from a renewable source