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Apple dominates all electronics, jewelry companies in ethical sourcing of conflict minerals

11/16/2017, 10:11 pm

A report from a conflict mineral advocacy group puts Apple well ahead of other companies including Google, Microsoft, and Intel in efforts to develop supply chains of metals outside of conflict zones like the Congo.

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Greenpeace lauds Apple renewable energy efforts, decries 'right to repair' stance

10/17/2017, 01:10 am

Greenpeace on Monday released its latest "Guide to Greener Electronics" report for 2017, analyzing what steps, if any, 17 of the world's top consumer electronics companies are taking to reduce their impact on the environment. This year, Greenpeace awarded Apple a passable B- grade, touting renewable energy and climate change initiatives, while at the same time lambasting the company over its opposition to "right to repair" legislation.

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Apple's Lisa Jackson criticizes Trump EPA for lack of transparency

09/19/2017, 11:09 pm

Apple VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson in an interview on Tuesday said the Environmental Protection Agency, which she led from 2009 to 2013, is under threat from President Donald Trump's administration for a seeming lack of transparency.

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Apple's Phil Schiller & wife donate $10M to Maine's Bowdoin College

09/06/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple marketing head Phil Schiller and his wife, Kim Gassett-Schiller, have together donated $10 million to Bowdoin College in Maine -- a school their sons Erik and Mark attended, the latter graduating this year.

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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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