According to a recent report, Apple has achieved its objective to have all of its facilities powered by 100 percent clean energy.
All of Apple’s retail stores, data centers and offices worldwide now only rely on renewable power sources and it has inspired other companies to follow its lead, announcing that nine of its manufacturing partners aim to power all of their Apple production using 100 percent clean energy.
“We’re committed to leaving the world better than we found it. After years of hard work we’re proud to have reached this significant milestone,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re going to keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible with the materials in our products, the way we recycle them, our facilities and our work with suppliers to establish new creative and forward-looking sources of renewable energy because we know the future depends on it.”
Apple met its goal by investing in renewable energy projects around the world. In 2010, only 16 percent of the tech giant’s facilities were powered by renewable energy compared with the 100 percent today. Additionally, since 2011, the company estimates that its combined renewable energy projects have cut greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) by over 50 percent in addition to preventing almost 2.1 million metric tons of CO2e from entering the atmosphere.