Apple announces the goal of 'completely reducing CO2 emissions to zero by 2030'
On July 21, 2020, Apple promises to achieve zero carbon dioxide emissions and achieve full carbon neutrality by 2030 throughout the entire Apple business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle. It was.
Apple promises 100% carbon neutral supply chain by 2030-Apple (Japan)
Apple announced (PDF file) According to the 2020 Environmental Progress Report , three-quarters of Apple's carbon dioxide emissions come from manufacturing supplies, the electricity used to make parts of Apple products. is. So Apple says it is working to move to cleaner, renewable electricity while increasing energy efficiency in manufacturing supplies.
So far, Apple has set a specific goal of 'shifting 4 GW to renewable energy by 2020.' In its 2020 Environmental Progress Report, Apple said, '71 manufacturing partners in 17 countries are committed to producing 100% of Apple's products from renewable energy,' with a total of 7.8 by 2030. We have set a new goal to replace GW with renewable energy. If we can achieve this new goal, we can reduce carbon dioxide by 14.3 million tons per year. This is equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide reduction when more than 3 million cars are removed.
In addition, at the time of writing the article, wind power generation and solar power generation are the main renewable energy, but Apple also promotes development projects for hydroelectric power generation and biomass power generation while maintaining strict accountability standards. I will continue.
Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, said, “Companies are building a more sustainable future than ever, a future born out of the shared thoughts we hold of our shared planet Earth. The innovation that underpins Apple's commitment to the environment is not only good for the global environment, it also makes our products more energy efficient and brings new sources of clean energy to the world. Actions against climate change can be the cornerstone of a new era of innovation potential, job creation and sustainable economic growth. Our commitment to carbon neutral has ripple effects. , And I expect it to make even bigger changes.'
By 2030, Apple's entire business will be carbon neutral — from supply chain to the power you use in every device we make.The planet we share can't wait, and we want to be a ripple in the pond that creates a much larger change .https://t.co/bltmlnau1X— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 21, 2020
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