Apple Moves One Step Closer To 100% Renewable Electricity

by Aug 23, 2016Climate Change, Energy, Green Building0 comments

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Apple announced this week that it has moved one step closer towards its goal of being 100% renewable energy powered, with two big pieces of news.

Not only are all Apple final assembly sites now zero waste compliant, but major supplier Lens Technology has agreed to run its Apple operations entirely on renewable electricity. The move pushes Apple one step closer to helping its manufacturers reduce their carbon footprints, and reduce production waste in China.

Apple already has a relatively decent track record of its own when it comes to reducing its carbon footprint, with the company’s VP of environment Lisa Jackson earlier this year claiming that 93% of Apple’s facilities worldwide run on renewable electricity. Apple has similarly made changes to its manufacturing process and product design to continue reducing its overall impact on the environment.

This week’s news shows Apple’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact not only through its own businesses, but through its business relations with various manufacturers and suppliers. Lens Technology, which amidst other things creates touch panels, has committed to power all its glass production for Apple products with 100% renewable energy by the end of 2018. Lens Technology is the first of Apple’s partners to make such a move, in line with Apple’s own supply chain clean energy program.

Read full story: Clean Technica

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