Apple wants to run on 100% renewable energy, improve supply chain’s greenness
Apple has announced plans to run its entire business in China through renewable energy, and to make its supply chain more environmentally friendly.
In a statement released yesterday, CEO Tim Cook said greening manufacturing operations would take years, but would be worth the effort.
“We are excited to work with leaders in our supply chain who want to be on the cutting edge of China’s green transformation,” said Cook.
Apple relies on a lot of contract labour, notably through Foxconn. CNet reports Foxconn has been a leader in switching to greener power and last year announced a renewables-powered production facility in Guizhou to manufacture for products such as smartphones.
IDG News Service reports that Apple didn’t say exactly how it would make its supply chain greener, but currently audits its suppliers, including for environmental abuses.
According to Apple, 87 per cent of its US operations worldwide are powered through renewable energy, and wants this to reach 100 per cent.
According to the company, 100 per cent of its US operations and all of its data centers are run by renewable power.