In a world where more and more companies are betting on sustainability systems, Apple has done the same. As part of its corporate social responsibility, the company stated last year that it had fully met its goal of using 100% renewable energy. However, the supply chains still did not meet these requirements, and this is precisely what has now changed, as the firm itself, led by Tim Cook, has announced.
Apple has succeeded in convincing its suppliers of the importance, both for them as a company and for the planet, of using energy that is one hundred percent renewable . The company’s announcement includes manufacturers that already work with the brand, such as Foxconn , Wistron and Pegatron , which assemble the iPhone.
Photo with which Apple illustrated its renewable energy ad
The new suppliers with which Apple has reached an agreement , and will also promote renewable energies, are Corning and TSMC . The latter is particularly noteworthy due to the importance of this supplier to the company, as it manufactures the ARM chips designed by Apple itself and subsequently fitted to the iPhone and iPad.
The agreement with the manufacturers does not imply that they will use renewable energies in all their activities . The firm commitment is with respect to Apple and when they carry out processes related to the manufacture or assembly of products ordered by the company.
On the other hand, since Cupertino they have stated that they will expand their goals by trying to supply 5 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2020 , thus surpassing the initial goal of 4 gigawatts. It was also reported that they have already allocated the 2.5 billion green bonds issued, far more than any other company in the United States.
Green Bonds is the origin of many of the green initiatives carried out by Apple, as the company stated in its announcement. Green Bonds is said to have been commissioned to finance the creation of a 100% recycled aluminium alloy for the manufacture of the new Mac mini and MacBook Air announced in October 2018.
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