Apple on Wednesday said that its manufacturing partners are supporting over 13 GW of renewable electricity around the world, a nearly 30% increase in the last year.
In total, more than 250 suppliers operating across 28 countries are committed to using renewable energy in producing all Apple’s products by 2030, the company said. This represents more than 85% of the company’s direct manufacturing spend and more than 20 GW in commitments.
Apple has called on its suppliers to decarbonize all Apple-related operations, including sourcing 100% renewable electricity. To help them meet their commitments and go even further, Apple works closely with suppliers to identify and implement solutions for clean energy and carbon reductions.
More than 40 manufacturing partners joined Apple’s Supplier Clean Energy Program last year.
Since 2019, the operational renewable energy across Apple’s global supply chain has expanded five times more, totaling 13.7 GW now. This equated to 17.4 million metric tons of avoided carbon emissions last year — the equivalent of removing nearly 3.8 million cars from the road.
Apple also supports about 1.5 GW of renewable electricity around the world to power all corporate offices, data centers, and retail stores, spanning 44 countries and regions. The company has also invested directly in nearly 500 MW of solar and wind in China and Japan to address upstream supply chain emissions.
Nearly 70 suppliers in China are now committed to 100% renewable electricity.
Avary Holding, which joined Apple’s Supplier Clean Energy Program in 2020, is launching its own initiative to help drive scalable action by having its suppliers adopt renewable energy and decarbonize.
In Japan, 34 manufacturing partners have committed to procure 100% renewable energy for their Apple production. Businesses like Taiyo Holdings Co., Ltd. are deploying onsite solar solutions, and other companies are using PPAs as availability increases. This includes Rohm Company Limited and Nissha Co., Ltd., which both joined the Supplier Clean Energy Program this year.
Similarly, in South Korea, Apple continues to call for an ambitious 2030 national renewable energy target, and engage in collaborative advocacy to improve transparency and expand cost-effective options, especially PPAs. In total, 18 businesses headquartered in South Korea are now part of the Supplier Clean Energy Program, the company said.