In case you never knew, Apple has always boasted about their green efforts and how they try to strive to make their products eco-friendly as possible – either by making its product packaging and manuals from recycled paper or ensuring that their products use renewable materials where possible, and also working to make sure that their operations are powered by renewable energy.
While it seems like it might take a while before Apple’s products are completely made from “green” materials, the good news coming out from Apple Inc, is that in terms of their operations, they are now running on 100% renewable energy. This covers the company’s operations around the world, such as their retail stores, offices, and data centers.
According to Apple’s spokesperson in a recent report, stated that the company has finally hit its goal of running its own operations off 100% renewable energy. In his words, “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. 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.” he said.
In addition to this, Apple has also announced that they have managed to convince nine additional manufacturing partners to commit to powering Apple production with 100% clean energy. According to Apple, this brings the total number of suppliers who have committed to Apple’s green initiative to 23.
Last year, Apple was named the most environmentally friendly company by Greenpeace for the third year running.