Apple has convinced many more suppliers to run their production for the technological giant’s orders with 100 percent clean energy. Apple announced that there are now 44 suppliers that have committed to using clean energy for Apple’s production. Thanks to these new partnerships, the technology giant expects to surpass the 4 gigawatts of renewable energy it expected to introduce into its global supply chain by 2020.
It does not mean that all suppliers use renewable energy, nor does it mean that they use 100% clean energy for all their customers. But it’s still good news. All of Apple’s facilities already operate with clean energy, such as offices, retail stores and data centers. But Apple recognizes that it manufactures a lot of hardware and works with many suppliers. That is why the company has set up a fund to help fund renewable energy projects in China. The providers in the program include Foxconn, Wistron, TSMC, Corning, STMicroelectronics and dozens of names that are mostly unknown to end customers.