Apple (AAPL:US) is building a closed-loop supply chain in order to minimize the impact in environment. According to the company Environmental Report 2017 ” we’re going deeper to pioneer a closed-loop supply chain, where products are made using only renewable resources or recycled material to reduce the need to mine materials from the earth. ”
This statement also highlights the need to decrease the use of conflict minerals in the mobile phones & devices production. Apple´s total greenhouse gas emissions last year were 29,5 millions, 77 % was from manufacturing, and the carbon emission per product has decreased to 97 kg versus 137 kg in 2011.
Apple is investing in green data centers and the company can say that all iMessages, Facetime and Siri are run by renewable energy. And the same target is with the real estate investments & projects.
Accordign to the Report, Apple Park, the new corporate headquarter, is on track to be the largest LEED Platinum–certified building in North America. Over 80 percent of the new campus is open space with more than 9000 drought-tolerant trees and it is operated by renewable energy.
– We’re pushing our manufacturing partners to join us in the fight against climate change. Seven major suppliers have now pledged to power their Apple production entirely with renewable energy by the end of next year, the company reported.
Partners committed to 100 percent renewable energy for Apple production by 2018 are: Biel Crystal Manufactory Ltd. • Catcher Technology • Compal Electronics • Ibiden • Lens Technology • Solvay Specialty Polymers • Sunwoda Electronics