Apple commits to net zero carbon by 2030

By Amy Sarcevic
Thursday, 23 July, 2020

Apple commits to net zero carbon by 2030

Tech giant Apple has committed to being 100% carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030 — 20 years earlier than prescribed by the IPCC targets.

Today, the company is already carbon neutral for its global corporate operations, but under this new initiative, every Apply device sold will have net zero climate impact within 10 years.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he hoped the company’s commitment to bettering the environment would create a ripple effect among large-scale corporations.

“Businesses have a profound opportunity to help build a more sustainable future, one born of our common concern for the planet we share,” Cook said.

“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 details its carbon removal solutions in its 2020 Environmental Progress Report, released today.

As part of its efforts, it will establish an Impact Accelerator — focused on investing in minority-owned businesses that drive positive outcomes in its supply chain and in communities disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards.

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, said she was confident the company would fulfil its mission.

“We’re proud of our environmental journey and the ambitious roadmap we have set for the future,” she said.

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