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Apple Publishes 2023 Environmental Progress Report

Apple Publishes 2023 Environmental Progress Report

Posted April 19, 2023 at 3:04pm by iClarified
Apple has published its 2023 Environmental Progress Report highlighting the company's progress across various environmental goals.

Throughout 2022, we've achieved progress across our environmental goals as an organization. Our employees, suppliers, industry partners, and other stakeholders have each played an integral role in helping us to reduce our impact, create equitable solutions, and drive broader change across industries and our communities. These efforts have yielded positive results across our business. And where we've encountered challenges, we've also identified opportunities to continue to make a difference.

Apple Publishes 2023 Environmental Progress Report


Report Highlights
● Carbon neutral for corporate emissions
Since April 2020, we've achieved carbon neutrality for our corporate emissions1 by sourcing 100 percent renewable electricity for Apple facilities, implementing energy efficiency, and securing high-quality carbon offsets for remaining emissions. While corporate emissions represent only a small portion of our overall emissions, this is an important step toward our broader goal of achieving carbon neutrality for all our products.

● Reduced value chain emissions by over 45 percent
We reduced our overall emissions across scopes 1, 2, and 32 by over 45 percent compared with our 2015 baseline year. We avoided over 28 million metric tons of emissions through reduction initiatives like transitioning our supply chain to renewable electricity and sourcing recycled content for our products.

● Called on Apple suppliers to decarbonize
In October 2022, we urged our worldwide supply chain to decarbonize their entire Apple-related footprint by 2030, including their scope 1 and 2 emissions associated with Apple production. We also communicated that progress toward these goals will be a crucial part of the criteria we consider when awarding future business.

● Committed an additional $200 million to nature-based projects
In 2023, Apple announced a commitment of additional funds — up to $200 million — to expand the Restore Fund to be managed by Climate Asset Management, a joint venture between HSBC Asset Management and Pollination. The new investment will broaden the portfolio of nature-based projects, including agricultural and agroforestry projects, that scale up carbon removal while aiming to achieve a financial return on investment.


● Introduced our comprehensive water strategy
This year, we've evolved our existing water stewardship strategy into a holistic, enterprise- wide approach that addresses water availability, quality, and equity. Our five-pillar approach is grounded in understanding the local conditions of the watersheds in which we operate.

● Increased our use of recycled materials
We're making progress toward our goal of transitioning to 100 percent recycled and renewable materials in our products. In 2022, 20 percent of the materials we shipped in Apple products came from recycled sources, including recycled aluminum, rare earth elements, tin, cobalt, gold, tungsten, steel, brass, copper, and plastic.

● Reduced plastic content in packaging
In 2022, plastics accounted for only 4 percent of our packaging — down from 21 percent in 2015 — marking significant progress toward our goal to eliminate plastics from our packaging by 2025.

● Drove the creation of a new standard for green cleaners
In 2022, Apple continued to serve as chair of the Green Cleaners for Electronics Manufacturing task group — along with more than 20 industry partners — and submitted the draft version of IPC-1402, Standard for Green Cleaners Used in Electronics Manufacturing, for public review. This new standard will help suppliers across the electronics supply chain select cleaners that are safer for employees and the environment.

● Received the 2022 Impact Award from the GC3
The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council awarded Apple the 2022 Impact Award for our commitment to sustainable chemistry and the transparency we've demonstrated in our smarter chemistry goals and progress.

● Advanced the Impact Accelerator
Apple welcomed the second cohort of Black-, Hispanic/Latinx-, and Indigenous- owned businesses on the cutting edge of green technology and clean energy to participate in Apple's Impact Accelerator — a unique program designed to expand opportunities within Apple's supply chain and beyond.

You can download the full report from the link below...

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Apple Publishes 2023 Environmental Progress Report

Apple Publishes 2023 Environmental Progress Report
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