As part of its commitment to the environment, Apple will launch 10 new projects for its Power for Impact initiative to bring clean energy solutions to communities around the globe. The new projects provide renewable power to under-resourced communities for economic growth and social impact.
Apple aims to be completely carbon neutral by 2030 across its operations. It is gradually powering its corporate offices and retail stores with renewable energy and helping its suppliers to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy resources.
Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook said:
“Every company should be a part of the fight against climate change, and together with our suppliers and local communities, we’re demonstrating all of the opportunity and equity green innovation can bring. We’re acting with urgency, and we’re acting together. But time is not a renewable resource, and we must act quickly to invest in a greener and more equitable future.”
Apple announces 10 new renewable projects to support under-resourced communities worldwide
- United States
- Apple will partner with Oceti Sakowin Power Authority, Apple will develop large-scale wind power energy resources in the Midwest.
- Establish a rooftop solar power system at the Santa Ana Hospital Infantil.
- Establish a rooftop solar power system at Ciudad Don Bosco, a non-profit organization that supports the education of under-resourced youth.
- South Africa
- Provide renewable energy to over 3,500 households
- Fund rooftop solar installations of the Pioneer School for the Visually Impaired to reduce its electricity costs.
- In the state of Ondo, Nigeria, apple will support the development of a solar power system for primary healthcare center and 200 households.
- Fund new rooftop solar installation of an educational institution that offers scholarships to high-achieving students from under-resourced communities.
- Apple will support the development of renewable energy production and battery storage system for a remote fishing village.
- Support a solar electricity program to power 20 schools around the country.
- Provide solar installations to Nitzana Educational Eco-Village working with at-risk youth.
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives said:
“For too long, the communities most impacted by climate change haven’t had a seat at the table. That has to change, and we’re committed to being part of that change. The new projects we’re sharing will help communities by developing new local renewable projects, creating a healthier and more equitable world while advancing the fight against climate change.”