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Topic: environment

'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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Apple continues UK 'There's more to iPhone' campaign with focus on recycling, Face ID, iOS 12

03/15/2019, 02:03 pm

Apple is continuing its "There's more to iPhone" campaign in the United Kingdom, by publishing three new videos to its regional YouTube account highlighting the usefulness of iOS 12 software updates, Face ID, and the iPhone maker's recycling schemes.

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Apple's shareholders skirmish over ideological differences

03/01/2019, 02:03 pm

Apple on Friday held its annual shareholders meeting, where a proposal to mandate Apple execs detail their political leanings was profoundly defeated.

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Apple's 'There's More to iPhone' campaign highlights environmental and data protection features in new videos

03/01/2019, 09:03 am

Apple has rolled out an advertising campaign titled "There's more to iPhone" to the United Kingdom and France, with a trio of videos and a corporate microsite highlighting how Apple and the iPhone handles and protects a user's data, recycles devices, and offers software improvements that even help older models go faster.

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Apple says the iPhone is a valuable readiness aid in a world impacted by climate change

01/22/2019, 03:01 pm

To a degree, Apple could actually benefit from the impacts of climate change with the iPhone a crucial part of a customer's readiness for a crisis, the company said in an unusual statement made public on Tuesday.

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Apple earns A+ rating from toxic chemical watchdog

11/15/2018, 05:11 pm

Mind the Store ranks retailers by their use of toxic chemicals in consumer products and how they are -- or are not -- working to reduce them.

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Apple hypes environmental friendliness of new Mac mini & MacBook Air

11/08/2018, 12:11 pm

Apple has quietly released "Product Environmental Reports" for its two new Macs, championing their energy efficiency and the use of recyclable materials.

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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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