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Topic: environment

Apple investing to protect mangrove forest in Colombia to offset carbon emissions

09/13/2018, 08:09 pm

Apple on Thursday announced it will invest in a project that aims to protect and restore mangrove trees in a 27,000-acre forest in Colombia, part of the company's initiative to achieve carbon neutrality.

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Apple launches $300M fund to power Chinese supply chain with clean energy

07/12/2018, 07:07 pm

Apple on Thursday announced a new initiative that seeks to power its Chinese supply chain with renewable energy sources, with the company and initial suppliers expected to invest nearly $300 million in the project over the next four years.

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Apple paid fine for hazardous material handling at North Carolina data center

07/05/2018, 07:07 pm

Apple last year was cited, and ultimately paid a $40,000 fine, over the handling of potentially hazardous materials at its Maiden, North Carolina, data center, according to a new report detailing the company's dealings in the state.

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Lisa Jackson wins ELI's 2018 Environmental Achievement Award for work with Apple & EPA

05/14/2018, 03:05 pm

A think tank, the Environmental Law Institute, is awarding Apple VP Lisa Jackson its Environmental Achievement Award both for her work at Apple and her long tenure with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she was made administrator under President Barack Obama.

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Architect of Apple's successful renewable energy program lands at electric motor firm

05/01/2018, 11:05 pm

Mike Petouhoff, who helped Apple reach a lofty 100 percent renewable energy goal as the company's Global Energy Team Leader, has joined Software Motor Company to help build a new breed of highly efficient electric motor.

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Apple's 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report zeroes in on renewable energy, takes flak from Greenpeace

04/19/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple on Thursday published its 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report, with an emphasis on its recent renewable energy achievements and plans to push them further. Greenpeace, however, took the opportunity to slam the company's efforts, saying it should be focusing on other issues.

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Apple ushers in most advanced iPhone recycling robot 'Daisy' alongside Earth Day donations

04/19/2018, 01:04 pm

Apple is continuing to further its environmental credentials by announcing a number of initiatives ahead of Earth Day, including charitable donations for devices received as part of the Apple GiveBack program, and the introduction of a new iPhone recycling robot called Daisy.

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Apple now runs on 100 percent renewable energy

04/09/2018, 04:04 pm

Making good on investments into clean energy, Apple on Monday announced its entire global operation, from offices to retail stores, is powered by renewable resources.

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Apple opposes EPA repeal of Clean Power Plan, citing impact to investments

04/06/2018, 12:04 pm

Apple on Friday decided to formally oppose the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which sets standards for reduced greenhouse emissions from power plants.

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Apple Supplier Responsibility Report reveals uptick in violations, announces new women's health program

03/07/2018, 09:03 pm

Apple released its annual Supplier Responsibility Report on Wednesday, revealing a small uptick in number of labor, human rights and environmental violations, while at the same time touting progress in those same areas and announcing a new women's health initiative.

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Apple reportedly in talks to buy cobalt, key Li-ion battery ingredient, directly from miners

02/21/2018, 02:02 am

Apple is reportedly in talks to secure long-term cobalt supplies directly from miners, a strategy designed to buffer reserves of the key lithium ion battery ingredient as the company competes with car makers looking to use the metal in electric car production.

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New 30% U.S. tax on solar cells threatens jobs, Apple's renewable energy efforts

01/24/2018, 06:01 am

Apple has made solar energy a key part of its commitments to achieve 100 percent renewable energy use across its corporate, retail, production and even its data center facilities. However, a steep new American tariff slapped on all solar components threatens to derail the rapidly-growing American solar industry and kill tens of thousands of desirable jobs.

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Apple used data from iOS app to resolve 196 environmental supplier violations in China

12/11/2017, 10:12 pm

Apple relied on an iOS app created by a Chinese activist to identify and resolve at least 196 cases in which suppliers violated the nation's environmental rules, actions that in some cases led to their removal from the company's supply chain.

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Apple pushes back against shareholder measures on human rights & greenhouse gases

12/11/2017, 09:12 am

Apple is reportedly looking to block at least four shareholder proposals ahead of its annual meeting in early 2018, including ones involving human rights and greenhouse gas pollution.

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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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