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Topic: environment

Apple's sustainable forests now offset paper used in product packaging

07/31/2017, 08:07 pm

Apple's efforts to achieve a net-zero impact on the world's virgin fiber are paying off, as the company is now protecting or has created enough sustainable forestland to cover all paper packaging products.

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Apple ad explains origins of company's forestry program

07/27/2017, 05:07 pm

A new Apple ad posted to YouTube on Thursday focuses on the company's worldwide effort to preserve and manage forestland, itself part of a wider goal to achieve a net-zero impact on the world's supply of virgin fiber.

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Apple's Tim Cook says Indian operations to use all-green energy within 6 months

06/27/2017, 10:06 am

More details have emerged from Sunday's encounter between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during which Cook reportedly revealed he expects Apple's Indian operations to run entirely off renewable energy by the end of 2017.

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Judicial review of Apple's Irish data center plans could finish this Friday

06/20/2017, 10:06 am

The Irish High Court could make its decision on a review of Apple's plans for an Athenry data center as soon as this Friday, according to a report.

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Apple issues new $1B bond to finance 'green' energy projects

06/13/2017, 11:06 am

Apple on Tuesday issued its second-ever "green" bond sale, valued at $1 billion, intended to fund the company's renewable energy builds as well as other environmental efforts, like improved energy efficiency.

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Apple, other tech companies pledge to continue efforts to meet Paris climate accord

06/05/2017, 10:06 pm

Following President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw America from the Paris climate accords, Apple and other major U.S. brands on Monday pledged support for an alternate environmental initiative called the "We Are Still In" campaign.

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Apple's Tim Cook condemns Trump decision to back out of Paris climate accord, promises corporate efforts will continue

06/01/2017, 08:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an internal email to employees on Thursday saying that while a personal appeal to President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris climate agreement failed, corporate environmental efforts will continue.

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Apple's Tim Cook asks President Trump to keep US in Paris climate accord

05/31/2017, 05:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly among a number of corporate and political leaders trying to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump not to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement.

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Apple posts new Earth Day 2017 video in connection with environmental conference

05/25/2017, 03:05 pm

Apple on Thursday took the unusual step of releasing a new video in its animated series for Earth Day 2017 -- over a month after the actual holiday, but alongside an executive's appearance at an environmental connection in Detroit.

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Apple's upcoming Danish data center will help warm area homes

04/21/2017, 11:04 am

Once complete, Apple's data center in Viborg, Denmark will actually redirect heat to warm homes in the surrounding Jutland region, Apple noted this week.

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Apple promises future products to be made from 100% recycled materials

04/19/2017, 09:04 pm

Apple is on the cusp of launching a new initiative, pledging to use 100 percent recycled materials in a closed supply loop for fabrication of its devices -- but how it intends to do so isn't clear.

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Al Gore & Apple's Lisa Jackson to talk 'climate optimism' at San Francisco store

04/17/2017, 10:04 am

On Wednesday, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will sit down with Apple's VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives -- Lisa Jackson -- for a special event, hosted at the company's Union Square store in downtown San Francisco.

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Apple Park consumed more by parking space than actual offices - report

04/13/2017, 04:04 pm

When it opens to workers later this month, Apple Park will reportedly offer nearly 3.5 million square feet of parking -- even more than the roughly 3.4 million square feet of offices people will actually work in.

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Apple pushes supply chain to adopt renewable energy, gets 3 more suppliers to go all-green

04/13/2017, 02:04 pm

In its ongoing renewable energy initiative, Apple is pushing its supply chain go green, announcing on Thursday that three more component makers are using solely renewable energy to build parts for its products.

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Apple sticking with climate change fight despite Trump administration regulation loosening

03/30/2017, 09:03 am

Apple, Google, and Microsoft have banded together with a number of major corporations in the United States keeping to their pledges to combat climate change, despite actions by President Donald Trump to try and free companies from constraints in environmental policies put in place by the Obama administration.

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Apple's 2017 Supplier Responsibility Report reveals 2.4M workers taught rights, carbon emissions cut

03/27/2017, 12:03 pm

The welfare of workers employed by Apple's partners is continuing to improve, according to the iPhone producer's latest annual Supplier Responsibility Report, with the firms audited also found to be following its lead in becoming more environmentally friendly with their production processes.

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Apple's U.S. forestry programs generated more than 13,000 metric tons of wood in 2016, created jobs

03/15/2017, 09:03 pm

Two years after Apple partnered with The Conservation Fund to protect more than 36,000 acres of vulnerable forestland in Maine and North Carolina, the ambitious project is showing returns, with more than 13,000 metric tons of wood harvested between the two states last year.

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Apple's Green Bonds funded $441.5 million of environmental safety, conservation, climate change action in 2016

03/08/2017, 07:03 pm

Last February, Apple issued its first Green Bond, a $1.5 billion vehicle for investors seeking to put their capital to work on projects that will reduce the global human impact on climate change, help develop technology products using safer materials and work to conserve scarce resources. The company has now reported on a series of projects financed by those bonds last year.

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Japanese Apple manufacturing partner pledges 100% renewable energy use

03/08/2017, 08:03 am

Apple manufacturing partner Ibiden is Apple's first supplier in Japan to pledge the use of 100 percent renewable energy, spread across 20 new energy facilities.

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Apple again named Greenpeace's most environmentally-friendly company

01/10/2017, 09:01 am

Activist group Greenpeace has deemed Apple the world's most environmentally-friendly technology platform company for a third consecutive year, ranking it highly even next to fellow "A" grade firms Google and Facebook.

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