Apple Releases 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report

Apple Releases 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report

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Apple has released its 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report detailing the progress made in meeting its environmental objectives.

The 76 page report is available for download at the link below. Here's the introduction from Lisa Jackson, Apple's Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.

Apple Releases 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report

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Apple’s mission has never wavered. We are here to change the world. It’s what inspires the amazing products and services that reach billions of people around the globe. It’s what drives us to relentlessly push the boundaries of innovation and design. And it’s why we continuously strive to do more with less—reducing our impact on the Earth we all share, while expanding and redefining the possibilities ahead.

Our 11th annual Environmental Responsibility Report covers fiscal year 2017, and highlights the progress we’ve made in meeting our environmental objectives. The challenges are complex, but the philosophy is simple: Apply the same innovation that goes into making our products. Today, we remain focused on three priorities where we and our stakeholders believe Apple can make the biggest difference:
• Climate change: Reduce our impact on climate change by using renewable energy sources and driving energy efficiency in our products, facilities, and supply chain.
• Resources: Conserve precious resources so we all can thrive.
• Safer materials: Pioneer the use of safer materials in our products
and processes.

In each of these key areas, we set ambitious but measurable goals, then develop smart solutions to meet them. Our work to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions is a great example. More than a decade ago, we started to transition our electricity use to renewable sources. Today, we’re proud to power 100 percent of our operations around the world with 100 percent renewable energy. That means every Apple data center, retail store, corporate office, and colocation facility in 43 countries around the world now runs on clean power. In the process, we’ve paved the way for other companies and organizations to purchase renewable energy and transition their own operations to greener power.

As we worked to reach 100 percent renewable energy for our own operations, we began to challenge our suppliers to make the same transition to clean energy through our supplier clean energy program. As of April 2018, 23 manufacturers have committed to power all of their Apple operations with 100 percent renewable energy. And we’re well on our way to meeting our goal of putting 4 gigawatts of new clean energy online in our supply chain by 2020.

We also made progress toward our goal to one day make new products without mining new materials from the earth. We hope to get there by using only recycled or renewable materials in our products, and returning an equivalent amount of material back to the market, to be used by us
or others.

Like everything at Apple, this effort is driven by innovation. We’ve developed a brand-new robot, Daisy, capable of disassembling nine versions of iPhone, and sorting their high-quality components for recycling. To help keep Daisy busy, we’re making it easier than ever for customers to recycle their old Apple devices through our new Apple GiveBack experience.

There’s a lot more to our story over the past year. As you read through this Environmental Progress Report, we are busy working toward our next frontiers in clean energy, materials recovery, and green chemistry. We are proud of our work and look forward to continuing our journey.

Lisa Jackson
Vice President, Environment, Policy & Social Initiatives
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Apple Releases 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report

Apple Releases 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report

Apple Releases 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report

Apple Releases 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report

Apple Releases 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report

Apple Releases 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report

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