Apple is one of the leading suppliers of technology in the world, everyone knows their name and their products. So if you imagine how big their company is worldwide, you can imagine their carbon footprint affecting our environment, right? Wrong. Apple is striving to use 100% renewable energy! They are creating new solar projects to reduce their emissions, switching to greener materials in their production facilities and creating a more attentive way to recycle devices using robots which can take apart 1.2 million phones a year!
In 2015, an apple spokeswoman stated that 93% of Apple’s energy came from renewable sources. Singapore facilities are powered by a solar project over 800 rooftops, China facilities are getting 170 megawatts of solar added and the data centres around the world run on 100% clean energy. That’s 463 Apple Stores in 13 countries powered by the green magic.
Apple hasn’t stopped there! They have encouraged and now announced “Ibiden”, their Japanese supplier for chips and circuit boards to Apple, will take on the dream of powering all operations with 100% renewable energy. They will be implementing a solar project of more than 20 clean power stages providing 12MW of solar energy source to their productions. This is more than they currently require!
Apple has planned that by the end 2018, 2.5 billion kilowatt hours per year of renewable energy will be produced from the efforts of Apple and their suppliers. “As we continue our push to power our global operations with 100 percent renewable energy, it is more important than ever that we help our manufacturing partners make the same transition to cleaner sources, and set an example for other companies to follow,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.
There are many other companies worldwide chasing the dream of 100% renewable energy but who will get there first? We will just have to wait and see. Contact our team at Energy Rating Perth today for all your energy efficiency requirements!