Apple urges its global supply chain to decarbonise by 2030

The technology giant is calling on its suppliers to accelerate action to achieve carbon-neutrality for their Apple-related corporate operations

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Apple is calling on its global supply chain to step up efforts to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonise by 2030.

The technology giant is urging its more than 200 suppliers to accelerate action to achieve carbon-neutrality for their Apple-related corporate operations, with the requirement to report on progress towards the goals, specifically Scope 1 and 2 emissions reductions.

Apple is also calling on suppliers to address emissions beyond their Apple production, with priority placed on the use of clean energy.

The company has powered its global corporate operations with 100% renewable energy since 2018.

Since 2015, Apple has reduced its emissions by 40%, largely through improvements in energy efficiency, low carbon design, becoming carbon-neutral since 2020 and transitioning its supply chain to using renewable electricity.

More than 200 suppliers representing more than 70% of Apple’s direct manufacturing spend have already committed to using clean power like wind or solar for all Apple production.

Major manufacturing partners — including Corning Incorporated, Nitto Denko Corporation, SK hynix, STMicroelectronics, TSMC, and Yuto — have committed to power all Apple production with 100 percent renewable energy.

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO said: “Fighting climate change remains one of Apple’s most urgent priorities and moments like this put action to those words.

“We’re looking forward to continued partnership with our suppliers to make Apple’s supply chain carbon-neutral by 2030. Climate action at Apple doesn’t stop at our doors and in this work, we’re determined to be a ripple in the pond that creates a bigger change.”