Technology giant Apple enhances its clean energy suppliers list

Date: 2019-04-13   Author: Shikha Sinha  Category: #news

Technology giant Apple enhances its clean energy suppliers list

American technology conglomerate Apple has made it to the headlines for convincing its manufacturing partner Foxconn and its chip manufacturer TSMC to commit to using renewable energy while running their operations to make Apple products.

With the latest move, Apple claims to have doubled the number of suppliers which have committed to power their operations of manufacturing Apple products using clean energy, totaling 44.

The deal, as per experts, has been cited as one of the strongest strategic moves by the technology giant to position itself as the ‘greenest’ technology company, especially amidst the backdrop where rivals like Amazon are under constant scrutiny for not having a comprehensive climate change approach. For the record, the company, earlier this year, issued a statement where it mentioned climate change a risk that could disrupt the firm’s operations. Apple further underlined its approach toward investing in renewable energy as a strategic business measure.

The move also introduces changes in earlier announced renewable power supply chain integration by the company. The company which reportedly made a declaration of integrating 4GW of renewable power in its supply chain by 2020 has revised it to 5GW in the same timeframe. Lisa Jackson, VP – environment, policy, and social initiatives, Apple commented on the move by saying that with the latest announcement, half of the company’s supply chain will be committed to make Apple production 100% green.

For the record, Apple’s facilities including data centers, offices, and stores run on renewable energy since 2018. However, manufacturing, which is carried out by independent suppliers with their own factories, apparently represents 74% of Apple’s carbon footprint. Reportedly, Apple has a portfolio of 770 suppliers spread across 30 countries.

The list of suppliers added to Apple’s ‘green’ production includes: Advanced International Multitech, AT&S, Arkema, Biel Crystal (HK) Manufactory Ltd., Bemis Associates, Catcher Technology, BOE, Corning Incorporated, Compal Electronics, DSM Engineering Plastics, COSMO, Fastway Creation, ECCO Leather, Finisar, Golden Arrow, Goertek,  Hon Hai Precision, H.B. Fuller, Ibiden, LEALEA Enterprise, Jabil,  Lens Technology, Luxshare-ICT, Lishen,  Mega Precision, Pegatron, Nidec,  Primax Group, Quadrant, Qorvo, Quanta Computer, RyPax, RRD, SanHuan, Solvay, STMicroelectronics, SDK Supplies, Sunway Communication, Taiyo Ink Mfg. Co., Sunwoda Electronics, tesa SE, Wistron, TSMC, and Yuto.



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