Apple released its latest 12th Annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report in March for 2018, which highlighted how India supplier, Winstron had met the milestone of Zero Waste to Landfill certification. The report also highlighted that all of Apple’s iPhone final assembly sites were also certified as Zero Waste to Landfill, and presented the new programs that promoted health and education awareness.
Apple announced that its global facilities were powered 100% with clean energy in 43 countries including India, China, United States, and the United Kingdom. As a part of their commitment to combat climate change and also create a healthier environment, the company’s CEO, Tim Cook reiterated their commitment to leaving the world better than they found it. He added that they had been pushing the boundaries with the materials in their products, and the way the materials got recycled, and their work with suppliers to establish new creative sources of renewable energy as they understood that the future depended on it.
Meanwhile, the new Cupertino-based Apple Park headquarters is reportedly North America’s largest LEED Platinum-certified office building. The premise is powered 100% by renewable energy inclusive of a 17-megawatt onsite rooftop solar installation, and 4-megawatt of biogas fuel cells attached to a microgrid with a battery storage.
All over the globe, Apple and partners are working towards the development of renewable energy projects, inclusive of wind farms, biogas fuel cells, and micro-hydro generation systems. The company is said to have over 626 megawatts of generation capacity from 25 operational renewable energy projects, of which 286 megawatts is reportedly solar. It is also reported that for the past four years, all of Apple’s data centres have been powered by 100% renewable energy, and the company is now building two new data centres in Denmark that would operate on 100% renewable energy.