Apple Wins 2019 UN Climate Action Award

Apple Wins 2019 UN Climate Action Award

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Apple has won a 2019 UN Climate Action Award in recognition of the company's efforts to move towards a more sustainable future.

The​ ​UN Global Climate Action Awards are spearheaded by the Momentum for Change initiative at UN Climate Change. The projects are recognized as innovative solutions that not only address climate change, but also help drive forward progress on many other sustainable development goals, for example, innovation, gender equality and economic opportunity.

“This year, we had over 670 applications from all over the world ranging from local governments, global companies, grassroots development initiatives and multi-million dollar impact investment projects,” said Gabrielle Ginér, Chair of the Momentum for Change Advisory Panel. “This year’s winning activities are amazing examples of innovative, scalable, and replicable climate action. We hope they will inspire others as we look to tackle one of society’s biggest challenges.”

Apple Wins 2019 UN Climate Action Award
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Reducing Emissions Through Clean Energy and Innovative Product Design
Apple is on a mission to make its products without taking from the Earth. Its work to reduce carbon emissions is a significant part of this effort, with Apple taking responsibility for its entire carbon footprint. Apple calculates its carbon footprint in five areas: corporate facilities, product manufacturing, product use, product transportation, and product end-of-life processing.

Apple has transitioned to 100% renewable energy for the electricity it uses in its offices, retail stores and data centres in 43 countries across the world, which has reduced emissions from direct operations to only 2% of the company’s carbon footprint. Apple is also expanding its emission reduction efforts with its Supplier Clean Energy Program to transition its entire supply chain to 100% renewable energy.

Key Facts
• In the past three years, Apple has reduced its carbon footprint by 35%.
• Apple has transitioned to 100% renewable energy for the electricity used at its offices, retail
stores and data centres in 43 countries across the world.
• Apple has decreased average product energy use by 70% across all of its major product lines.
• Apple has also partnered with Conservation International to protect and restore a 11,000
hectare mangrove forest in Colombia, which is expected to sequester 1 million tonnes of CO2 over the project’s lifetime.
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More details and a list of the other winners at the link below!

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