Apple has been constantly working on ways to make its products cause as little harm as possible to the environment, its on going process in ensuring the complete supply chain for any Apple devices made to be eco sustainable is bearing fruit. (pun intended).
The company has recently unveiled plan to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030. In fact Apple, is already carbon neutral for its global corporate operations, this new commitment means that by 2030, every Apple device sold will have net zero climate impact. For those who feel guilty using tech products for their impact on the environment, can look forward to this good news.
Speaking about sustainable future,Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO shared his thoughts on businesses and how they impact the environment 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 is providing detail on its approach to carbon neutrality with a roadmap for other companies, as industries look to reduce their impact on climate change. In its 2020 Environmental Progress Report, it details its plans to reduce emissions by 75 percent by 2030 while developing carbon removal solutions for the remaining 25 percent of its comprehensive footprint.
To support these efforts and beyond, Apple is establishing an Impact Accelerator that will focus on investing in minority-owned businesses that drive positive outcomes in its supply chain and in communities that are disproportionately affected by environmental hazards.
All iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch devices released in the past year are made with recycled content, including 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in the iPhone Taptic Engine — a first for Apple and for any smartphone.