Apple has made an announcement about its progress towards achieving its goal of making all of its products carbon neutral by 2030 — ahead of Earth Day.
The company has unveiled a new framework for sharing the reduced climate impact of new models of iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air, and Apple Watch.
In addition, Apple has formed new partnerships to develop climate solutions and engage communities, and is inviting customers to learn and take action with new collections and activities across Apple platforms.
Apple has already achieved carbon neutrality for its global corporate operations and has reduced its comprehensive carbon footprint by more than 45 percent since 2015, despite increasing revenue by over 68 percent during the same period. The company’s environmental efforts, which include expanding renewable energy throughout its global supply chain and building products with recycled and low-carbon materials, avoided more than 28 million metric tons of carbon last year.
“We are closer than ever to achieving our vision of Apple 2030, and we are thrilled to celebrate the tremendous progress with our customers this Earth Day,” Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, said.
Apple has released a 2023 Environmental Progress Report that highlights its continued efforts with recycling innovation, stewardship of natural resources, and clean energy initiatives. It has also released its annual People and Environment in Our Supply Chain Report.
Apple has released updated Product Environment Reports for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, iPad (10th generation), MacBook Air with the M2 chip, and Apple Watch Series 8 to showcase its environmental progress clearly for customers.
The company conducted analyses to determine the percentage of manufacturing powered by clean energy for each product and how the expanded use of recycled materials is lowering each device’s climate impact.
For instance, the emissions of MacBook Air with M2 have been reduced by 38 percent due to the use of 40 percent total recycled and renewable content. The company’s actions, such as the use of 40 percent renewable electricity for manufacturing, have also reduced the climate impact of Apple Watch Series 8 by 26 percent.
Apple plans to share this level of progress in future Product Environment Reports, demonstrating its commitment to transparency and inviting customers to follow along on the journey to carbon neutral products.