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Apple's Supply Chain Making Strides Toward Renewable Energy

By Brian Spaen

Apple is nearing its goal of running on full 100 percent renewable energy. They’ve already accomplished that feat in the United States and in 23 other countries. What remains are the supply chains that the tech giant works with. Eight of those companies are in the process of helping Apple reach their goal.

Supply chain companies aren’t directly under the Apple umbrella, but they create the materials needed for iPhones, MacBooks, and other products. Most of them are located in China, a country that is aggressively pushing renewable energy. One province recently had great success running on sustainable sources for an entire week.

Jabil, who manufactures parts for the iPhone, is planning to run all of their companies in China with renewable energy by 2018. They’ve been working with provinces these factories are located in to install wind farms and on-site solar panels. GreenBiz reports that Apple “is investing in at least 20 solar projects that will generate about 12 megawatts.”