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And it is something that it already gets from its official stores, offices and data centers… but all the component suppliers are missing. Yes, we’re already talking about outside companies and Apple could wash its hands of that. But Cupertino doesn’t want to get a pass, they want the honor roll.
And that is why the company has signed an agreement with Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, the world’s largest manufacturer of wind turbines , for its Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment division to invest in the component plants that Apple’s subsidiaries have in China.
Among the aforementioned are Foxconn and Pegatron , known precisely for providing the bulk of the iPhone’s component manufacturing. It is not clear which specific suppliers will benefit from this, but in time it will matter little: Apple wants all manufacturers to end up using 100% clean energy.
This is another step in these efforts within China, a country that has serious environmental problems in its cities and needs investment in clean energy more than ever. Let us hope that this trend continues. And as a campaign already said, this is one of the Apple initiatives that we would love to see plagiarized by the competition .