That includes the company's retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries, Apple said in a press release Monday. Apple's announcement today comes bundled with news that another 9 manufacturers have committed to powering their Apple-specific production with 100% clean energy, which takes the total number of suppliers in the program up to 23.
According to Apple's CEO Tim Cook, "We're committed to leaving the world better than we found it".
In March, Apple's latest Supplier Responsibility progress report for 2018 had highlighted how India supplier Wistron had achieved a Zero Waste to Landfill certification in record time.
While the company has announced that it's powered by 100 percent renewable energy, this doesn't mean that it's directly connected to clean energy.Читайте также: Hungary's Orban set to win third term
Previous year almost half of the world's new renewable energy investment of $279.8 billion (pdf, p.11) came from China, according to a report published April 5 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and the sustainable energy finance center run by the United Nations Environment Program and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
In fact, the company has generated more green energy than it needs to power its data centres and offices from renewable sources including solar and wind power. Since 2014, all of Apple's data centres have also been powered by renewable energy.
Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino is powered by 100 percent renewable energy, in part from a 17-megawatt onsite rooftop solar installation. Japan has set a 22-24 per cent renewable energy target, and the European Union 27 per cent, for 2030. It is now the largest LEED Platinum-certified office building in North America that brings together solar, biogas, batteries, and a microgrid controller to keep everything playing nicely together to meet the energy needs of the facility. That puts clean energy back into the power grid in greater measure than the company uses. These sources don't directly power the company, but each kilowatt-hour they use is replaced by wind and solar projects exclusive to Google.
What we've accomplished in partnership with Georgia Power and other major corporate energy buyers in the region is a testament to the important role that businesses can play in unlocking access to renewable energy. The company says it has also made headway with its manufacturing partners and suppliers, though there's still some way to go.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.