Apple CEO Tim Cook urged governments and industry to adopt more ambitious climate goals next year, saying that country and corporate leaders bear the “burden of acting.”
Cook stopped setting specific targets in comments made as part of the UN Climate Ambition Summit, but revealed that Apple is now helping 95 of its suppliers switch to renewable energy – an increase from the seventy it previously revealed.
Earlier this year, the iPhone manufacturer published a ten-year roadmap that outlines plans to cut emissions by 75% and develop solutions to decarbonize what remains of its footprint.
Apple net zero carbon
Apple plans to be carbon neutral by 2030 and is already using clean energy to power its global facilities. The company will also develop low carbon product designs, introduce recycling initiatives, and reduce its electricity needs.
This means that within a decade, every iPhone, iPad, or Apple device selling will have a net effect on the climate.
Apple’s use of renewable energy, and its reduction in the amount of hazardous chemicals used in manufacturing, did well in Greenpeace’s guide to Greener Electronics. However, it has been criticized for making their devices difficult to repair and thus reducing their life.
However, the battery replacement program has cut out some way to alleviate these concerns as is the case with the program that allows independent companies to sign up to perform approved iPhone repair jobs. The Apple Independent Repair Provider program launched in the United States last fall and is expanding to Europe and Canada.
The United Nations summit is held on the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement and before international talks in 2021. Outgoing US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the agreement in 2017, but President-elect Joe Biden indicated that America would rejoin when he takes office. The Oval Office.
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