Apple called on its global supply chain October 25 to take new steps to address their greenhouse gas emissions and take a comprehensive approach to decarbonization. The company will evaluate the work of its major manufacturing partners to decarbonize their Apple-related operations — including running on 100% renewable electricity — and will track yearly progress.
Apple says it has been carbon neutral for its global corporate operations since 2020, and is now seeking to become carbon neutral across its entire global supply chain and the life cycle of every product by 2030.
The company requires now requires reporting from its suppliers on progress toward these goals — specifically Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions reductions related to Apple production. Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from owned or controlled sources. Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.
Additionally, Apple is encouraging suppliers to address the greenhouse gas emissions beyond their Apple production, prioritizing clean energy. More than 200 suppliers representing more than 70% of Apple’s direct manufacturing spend have already committed to using clean power like wind or solar for all Apple production. Major manufacturing partners — including Corning Incorporated, Nitto Denko Corporation, SK hynix, STMicroelectronics, TSMC, and Yuto — have committed to power all Apple production with 100% renewable energy.
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