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Already carbon neutral today for corporate emissions worldwide, the company plans to bring its entire carbon footprint to net zero 20 years sooner than IPCC targets


Cupertino, California — Apple today unveiled its plan to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030. The company is already carbon neutral today for its global corporate operations, and this new commitment means that by 2030, every Apple device sold will have net zero climate impact.
“Businesses have a profound opportunity to help build a more sustainable future, one born of our common concern for the planet we share,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The innovations powering our environmental journey are not only good for the planet — they’ve helped us make our products more energy efficient and bring new sources of clean energy online around the world. Climate action can be the foundation for a new era of innovative potential, job creation, and durable economic growth. With our commitment to carbon neutrality, we hope to be a ripple in the pond that creates a much larger change.”
Apple is providing detail on its approach to carbon neutrality with a roadmap for other companies, as industries look to reduce their impact on climate change. In its 2020 Environmental Progress Report — released today — Apple details its plans to reduce emissions by 75 percent by 2030 while developing innovative carbon removal solutions for the remaining 25 percent of its comprehensive footprint.


To support these efforts and beyond, Apple is establishing an Impact Accelerator that will focus on investing in minority-owned businesses that drive positive outcomes in its supply chain and in communities that are disproportionately affected by environmental hazards. This accelerator is part of Apple’s recently announced $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, focused on efforts that address education, economic equality, and criminal justice reform.
“We’re proud of our environmental journey and the ambitious roadmap we have set for the future,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. “Systemic racism and climate change are not separate issues, and they will not abide separate solutions. We have a generational opportunity to help build a greener and more just economy, one where we develop whole new industries in the pursuit of giving the next generation a planet worth calling home.”
Apple’s Climate Roadmap
Apple’s 10-year roadmap will lower emissions with a series of innovative actions, including:
Low carbon product design: Apple will continue to increase the use of low carbon and recycled materials in its products, innovate in product recycling, and design products to be as energy efficient as possible.
Apple’s latest recycling innovation — a robot the company is calling “Dave” — disassembles the Taptic Engine from iPhone to better recover key materials such as rare earth magnets and tungsten while also enabling recovery of steel, the next step following its line of “Daisy” iPhone disassembly robots.
The company’s Material Recovery Lab in Austin, Texas, which is focused on innovative electronics recycling technology, is now partnering with Carnegie Mellon University to further develop engineering solutions.
All iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch devices released in the past year are made with recycled content, including 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in the iPhone Taptic Engine — a first for Apple and for any smartphone.
Apple decreased its carbon footprint by 4.3 million metric tons in 2019 through design and recycled content innovations in its products. Over the past 11 years, Apple has reduced the average energy needed for product use by 73 percent.

Expanding energy efficiency: Apple will identify new ways to lower energy use at its corporate facilities and help its supply chain make the same transition.
Through a new partnership with Apple, the US-China Green Fund will invest $100 million in accelerated energy efficiency projects for Apple’s suppliers.
The number of facilities participating in Apple’s Supplier Energy Efficiency Program grew to 92 in 2019; these facilities avoided over 779,000 annualized metric tons of supply chain carbon emissions.
Last year, Apple invested in energy efficiency upgrades to over 6.4 million square feet of new and existing buildings, lowering electricity needs by nearly one-fifth and saving the company $27 million.
Renewable energy: Apple will remain at 100 percent renewable energy for its operations — focusing on creating new projects and moving its entire supply chain to clean power.
Apple now has commitments from over 70 suppliers to use 100 percent renewable energy for Apple production — equivalent to nearly 8 gigawatts in commitments to power the manufacturing of its products. Once completed, these commitments will avoid over 14.3 million metric tons of CO2e annually — the equivalent of taking more than 3 million cars off the road each year.
New and completed projects in Arizona, Oregon, and Illinois bring Apple’s renewable capacity for its corporate operations to over 1 GW — equivalent to powering over 150,000 homes a year. Over 80 percent of the renewable energy that Apple sources for its facilities are now from Apple-created projects, benefitting communities and other businesses.
Globally, Apple is launching one of the largest new solar arrays in Scandinavia, as well as two new projects providing power to underserved communities in the Philippines and Thailand.
Process and material innovations: Apple will tackle emissions through technological improvements to processes and materials needed for its products.
Apple is supporting the development of the first-ever direct carbon-free aluminum smelting process through investments and collaboration with two of its aluminum suppliers.
Today the company is announcing that the first batch of this low carbon aluminum is currently being used in production intended for use with the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Through partnerships with its suppliers, Apple reduced emissions from fluorinated gases by more than 242,000 metric tons in 2019. Fluorinated gases are used in the manufacturing of some consumer electronics components and can contribute to global warming.
Carbon removal: Apple is investing in forests and other nature-based solutions around the world to remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Apple is announcing today a first-of-its-kind carbon solutions fund to invest in the restoration and protection of forests and natural ecosystems globally.
In partnership with Conservation International, the company will invest in new projects, building on learnings from existing work like restoring degraded savannas in Kenya and a vital mangrove ecosystem in Colombia. Mangroves not only protect the coasts and help support the livelihood of those communities where they grow, but they also can store up to 10 times more carbon than forests on land.
Through its work with The Conservation Fund, the World Wildlife Fund, and Conservation International, the company has protected and improved the management of over 1 million acres of forests and natural climate solutions in China, the US, Colombia, and Kenya.
Apple engages with governments, businesses, NGOs, and consumers around the world to support policies that strengthen environmental protections and the transition to clean energy, which the company sees as a vital component of global climate action. The company’s complete plan and how it measures its carbon footprint can be found in its 2020 Environmental Progress Report. Progress on its supplier commitments can be found at apple.com/environment.




カリフォルニア州クパチーノ発 – Appleは本日、2030年までに事業全体、製造サプライチェーン、製品ライフサイクルにおいてカーボンニュートラルを実現する計画を発表しました。アップルは現在、グローバルな企業活動においてカーボンニュートラルを実現していますが、今回の新たな取り組みにより、2030年までに販売するすべてのアップル製品の気候変動への影響を正味ゼロにすることができます。
Apple社は、気候変動への影響を低減しようとしている業界の中で、他の企業のためのロードマップとして、カーボンニュートラルへのアプローチの詳細を提供しています。本日発表された「2020 Environmental Progress Report」の中で、Appleは、2030年までに排出量を75%削減し、包括的なフットプリントの残り25%については革新的な炭素除去ソリューションを開発するという計画を詳述しています。


このような取り組みを支援するために、Appleはインパクト・アクセラレータを設立し、サプライチェーンや環境破壊の影響を受けているコミュニティでポジティブな結果をもたらすマイノリティ所有のビジネスへの投資に注力していきます。このアクセラレータは、Appleが最近発表した1億ドル規模の「Racial Equity and Justice Initiative」の一環であり、教育、経済的平等、刑事司法改革に取り組む取り組みに重点を置いています。
Appleの最新のリサイクル技術は、同社が「Dave」と呼ぶロボットで、iPhoneのTaptic Engineを分解することで、レアアース磁石やタングステンなどの重要な素材をよりよく回収するとともに、スチールの回収も可能にしています。これは、同社のiPhone分解ロボット「Daisy」シリーズに続くステップです。
過去1年間に発売されたiPhone、iPad、Mac、Apple Watchのすべてのデバイスにリサイクル素材が使用されています。その中には、Appleにとってもあらゆるスマートフォンにとっても初めてとなる、iPhoneのタプティックエンジンに使用されている100パーセントリサイクルされた希土類元素も含まれています。

AppleのSupplier Energy Efficiency Programに参加している施設は2019年に92カ所に増え、これらの施設では年換算で779,000トン以上のサプライチェーンの炭素排出が回避されています。
そして本日、この低炭素アルミニウムの最初のバッチが、16インチMacBook Pro向けの生産に使用されていることを発表しました。
炭素の除去 Appleは、大気中の炭素を除去するために、世界各地の森林やその他の自然を利用したソリューションに投資しています。
Appleは、世界中の政府、企業、NGO、消費者と協力して、環境保護を強化する政策やクリーンエネルギーへの移行を支援しており、これは世界的な気候変動対策の重要な要素であると考えています。同社の完全な計画とカーボンフットプリントの測定方法は、「2020 Environmental Progress Report」に記載されています。サプライヤーのコミットメントの進捗状況は、apple.com/environmentでご覧いただけます。




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