Apple Relying on China to Meet Renewable Energy Targets

In the “Environmental Responsibility Report”, the company has set an ambitious goal to “make products without taking from the Earth” and is dedicated to reducing its carbon dioxide emissions from its business operations. The company had previously announced that 44 of its global suppliers have committed to 100 percent renewable energy for the production of Apple products, Because of this partnership between the tech company will exceed its goal of bringing 4 GW of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020, with over an additional gigawatt projected within that timeframe. Among the 44 suppliers, “the majority of clean supply chain, clean energy suppliers are in China in terms of both attaining the clean energy goal and cooperation in the use of safer materials and smarter chemistry,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives at an event promoting the company’s environmental initiative. As one of Apple’s biggest manufacturers and markets in the world, China is critical to success in all of Apple’s environmental initiatives, she said. “I think it’s important to know Chinese manufacturers can be partners in the innovation because the Chinese manufacturers have real expertise and applications which they can bring to the table.

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