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Topic: environment

Apple partnering with tech giants for big clean energy buy

11/05/2019, 11:11 am

Apple, eBay, Samsung, and Sprint have joined forces to purchase clean power from a new wind farm owned and developed by Apex Clean Energy.

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Apple wins inaugural Green Supply Chain CITI award for Chinese environmental efforts

10/24/2019, 09:10 pm

The Green Supply Chain Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), curated by non-governmental agency Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), on Thursday named Apple the first recipient of its Outstanding Brand award for superior supply chain management and environmental awareness.

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Tim Cook talks sustainability in Ceres keynote speech

10/22/2019, 05:10 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook told a New York City audience that Apple sees climate change as an opportunity to "develop new and valuable competencies."

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Apple's Lisa Jackson explains successes, struggles of environmental initiatives

10/10/2019, 08:10 pm

Apple VP of environmental, social, and policy initiatives Lisa Jackson in an interview published Thursday detailed the company's ongoing pursuit of environmentally responsible manufacturing and operations, saying that while Apple is off to a good start, there is much left to achieve.

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Apple Environmental Report demystified - what it all means to the consumer

10/09/2019, 08:10 am

The production of consumer electronics is damaging to the environment, and there's no real way around that. Apple has been striving to help offset the damage they're doing by adopting more environmentally sound practices, but how much does it help?

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Apple encourages suppliers to move to green energy with new investment projects

09/28/2019, 02:09 pm

Apple has made the move to using 100% renewable energy, but now hopes that it can convince its suppliers to do the same.

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Apple donates to preserve grasslands in Kenya, fight climate change

09/25/2019, 06:09 pm

A large swath of grassland in Kenya is the site of Apple's latest environmental conservation initiative, with the company donating an unknown sum toward a project that aims to combat climate change by harnessing the power of nature.

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'B Corp' leaders challenge Apple, others to become force for good

08/25/2019, 03:08 pm

Apple should put the planet before profits, a group of more than 30 business leaders from major companies have urged, via a full-page advertisement in the New York Times demanding members of the Business Roundtable lobby group become more ethical in their practices.

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Apple part of third-party solar certification program in Singapore and Taiwan

08/23/2019, 07:08 am

Apple and the Center for Resource Solutions are launching a new solar certification program in Singapore and Taiwan by certifying the Wan Ja Shan soy sauce brewery's solar installation.

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Apple & Tiffany partnering with Alaskan gold environmental stewards

08/13/2019, 08:08 am

Apple is partnering with environmental group RESOLVE to find new ways to responsibly source gold in Alaska for electronics manufacture.

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Editorial: Why does Apple have a monopoly on responsive corporate values?

08/08/2019, 07:08 am

Apple pioneered the concept of making its products accessible to users with disabilities back in the 1980s. It has made environmentally sound manufacturing and supplier responsibility a key aspect of its global operations. It has taken a public stand for inclusion and diversity and has made privacy and security primary features of its products. Why haven't other tech giants offered more than a meek "me too" in these areas?

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Laurene Powell Jobs joins Leonardo DiCaprio to form Earth Alliance

07/03/2019, 11:07 am

Laurene Powell Jobs, billionaire philanthropist and wife of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is partnering with actor Leonardo DiCaprio and investor Brian Sheth for Earth Alliance, a philanthropic effort to help fight threats to the environment and to promote conservation.

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New Apple video ads sell App Store & iMessage security, recycling efforts

07/01/2019, 03:07 pm

Apple on Monday unloaded a burst of short "message" ads on YouTube, continuing its ongoing focus on user privacy and security.

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Apple highlights Trade In program as 'one last great thing' to do with an old iPhone

05/07/2019, 01:05 pm

Apple is promoting its Trade In program via a new video on its YouTube channel, one that suggests users could help respect the planet and "Do one last great thing with" their iPhone by turning it in for refurbishment and recycling at the end of its life.

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Designers have social duties beyond a product's launch, says Apple's Jony Ive

04/24/2019, 10:04 am

A designer's obligations to the world don't end after a product ships, said Apple chief design officer Jony Ive in an interview published this week.

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Tim Cook shares four 'shot on iPhone' images to promote Earth Day

04/22/2019, 10:04 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook has marked Earth Day by highlighting four environmentally-themed photographs as part of the company's ongoing "Shot on iPhone" social media campaign, with all of the images of animals and plant life taken using an iPhone.

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Conservation International & Apple have teamed to protect mangrove forests

04/22/2019, 08:04 am

Apple is working with Conservation International to protect and restore a 27,000-acre mangrove forest in Cispata Bay, Colombia, in a bid to preserve a slowly disappearing part of the ecosystem.

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Apple hosts Will, Jaden & Jada Smith at Apple Park for environmental talk

04/18/2019, 10:04 pm

As part of its environmental press barrage on Thursday, Apple hosted a talk at Apple Park featuring actors/musicians Will, Jada, and Jaden Smith.

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Apple's 2019 Environmental Responsibility Report touts increased focus on recycling and material recovery

04/18/2019, 11:04 am

Apple is committed to building its products while simultaneously trying to "leave our world better than we found it," the company declares in its 2019 Environmental Responsibility Report, underscoring the progress the iPhone producer has made in its long-term renewable energy and recycling efforts.

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Apple opens Texas recycling lab, increases program efforts ahead of Earth Day

04/18/2019, 08:04 am

Apple is expanding its recycling programs in a number of ways, including quadrupling the number of places in the United States an iPhone will be accepted for recycling, and the opening of a Material Recovery Lab in Texas to find ways to improve the environmental effort in the future.

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