Earth Day has presented an opportunity for electronics OEMs to be major contributors to the betterment of Earth. Apple's supply chain and its supply chain partners are embracing renewable energy and other activities to address both good business and environmental practice.

Earth Day was created in 1970 as a vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change and protect Earth for future generations.

The environmental impact of electronics production and the industrial effects on the environment are major concerns for the electronics manufacturing industry. Responsible manufacturing in the electronics industry demands for the use of renewable energy and greener options, such as alternative raw materials, within all the production processes.

Environmental awareness

In 2014, Apple set a goal to become 100% renewable including all Apple retail stores, offices, facilities and data centres. Apple has been renewable in Singapore by 100% since 2016.

In total, Apple powers today 100% of its operations in 23 countries with renewable energy and 93% of the worldwide operations in the rest of the countries. Apple's data centres run on 100% renewable energy.

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