Apple expands renewable energy footprint in Europe

Apple has announced it will invest in the construction of two of the world’s largest onshore wind turbines, a source of clean, renewable energy that will bring its supply chain and products one step closer to carbon neutrality. Located near the Danish town of Esbjerg, the 200-meter-tall turbines are expected to produce 62 gigawatt hours each year — enough to power almost 20,000 homes — and will act as a test site for powerful offshore wind turbines. The power produced at Esbjerg will support Apple’s data centre in Viborg, with…

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Apple commits to be 100 percent carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030

Apple has unveiled its plan to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030. The company is already carbon neutral today for its global corporate operations, and this new commitment means that by 2030, every Apple device sold will have net zero climate impact. “Businesses have a profound opportunity to help build a more sustainable future, one born of our common concern for the planet we share,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The innovations powering our environmental journey are not only good…

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Ad Council Launches Workforce Readiness Campaign with Apple, IBM, the White House and Business Leaders

The Ad Council has announced Find Something New, an unprecedented national campaign created in collaboration with Apple, IBM and the White House, with support from more than 200 public, private and nonprofit members of Business Roundtable and the White House’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board (AWPAB). With nearly 18 million Americans out of work amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the new campaign will help people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds develop their skills for the rapidly changing job market. The campaign encourages Americans to “find something new” at FindSomethingNew.org, which…

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Apple launches “She Creates” in stores around the world

Throughout March, Apple Stores worldwide will host a series of over 5,000 Today at Apple sessions titled “She Creates” to highlight inspiring female creators using photography, design, technology, business, music and film to address tough topics, explore new perspectives and empower their communities. Select stores will host more than 100 sessions led by women across industries and mediums who are empowering those around them through creativity, including co-chair of the Women’s March Linda Sarsour, musicians Meghan Trainor and Victoria Monét, designer Carla Fernández, and many more. “Celebrating the work, spirit…

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eBay Teams Up with Apple, Samsung Austin Semiconductor and Sprint on a Renewable Energy Project

eBay has announced a joint agreement to purchase renewable energy with three other tech companies—Apple, Samsung and Sprint. The new project, called a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA), will support Apex Clean Energy’s White Mesa Wind Project in Crockett County, Texas, and will generate 75 megawatts of clean energy, which is the equivalent energy needed to power 20,000 homes.  Collaborative renewable energy purchase agreements like this allow companies to pool their energy needs and collectively support large-scale renewable energy programs. The wind project is expected to come online in 2021 and will be…

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