Every Apple store now runs on 100% renewable energy.
The iPhone maker announced on April 9, 2018 that all of its global facilities, including stores, offices, and data centers, are powered by 100% renewable energy.
CEO Tim Cook said, “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.”
Additionally, 23 manufacturing partners have committed to run Apple-related production with 100% renewable power.
The announcement comes a few days after Apple made public its opposition to the EPA’s plan to roll back an Obama-era program designed to reduce the country’s reliance on greenhouse gases. Apple runs 25 global renewable energy projects, such as installing wind and solar power in China to decrease manufacturing emissions.
Apple says it also has 15 more projects in construction, which could entail more wins for renewable energy. The environment has become a large point of contention ever since Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement. But companies like Apple are showing that, regardless of what he thinks, the environment and clean energy sources remain a priority.