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American technology giant, Apple’s manufacturing partners are joining the company’s drive to become carbon neutral by 2030. The company today announced that 110 of its manufacturing suppliers, including those in India, will be moving to “100 percent renewable energy" for production of Apple’s products. The company said its partners have nearly 8 gigawatts of planned clean energy set to come online by 2030.

“We are firmly committed to helping our suppliers become carbon neutral by 2030 and are thrilled that companies who’ve joined us span industries and countries around the world, including Germany, China, the US, India, and France," said Lisa Jackson, Vice President for Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives at Apple.

The move is part of Apple’s plans to become 100 percent carbon neutral by 2030, which was announced last year. The company said it’s already carbon neutral for its global corporate operations and having its suppliers join in will mean that “every Apple device sold" by 2030 will have “net zero climate impact".

Apple had announced in March last year, that its supply chain in India was zero-waste certified. The India facilities were part of 770 assessments that the company conducted in 30 countries in 2018. The company currently only manufactures iPhones in India, through partners like Foxconn and Wistron. A third partner — Pegatron — is also expected to start operations soon.

Additionally, the company is also expected to manufacture Macs and iPads in India through its partners over time. Apple iPad maker, BYD, has been waiting in the sidelines to start its operating in India, according to reports. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi also announced recently that it will be partnering with BYD for a new manufacturing facility in the country.

Prasid Banerjee
An engineering dropout, Prasid Banerjee has reported on technology in India for various publications. He reports on technology through text and audio, focusing on its core aspects, like consumer impact, policy and the future.
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Updated: 31 Mar 2021, 10:07 PM IST
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