Apple VP of Environment, Lisa Jackson announced that Apple has joined “First Movers Coalition” a joint venture of American President Joe Biden and the World Economic Forum to accelerate new decarbonization technologies, push toward renewable energy resources to reduce carbon footprint. Jackson is a chemical engineer and former administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She is the person in Apple’s Keynotes briefing on the company’s effort to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
In 2020, Cupertino tech giant revealed its plan to become 100% carbon neutral across its operation and supply chains by 2030. Currently, the company’s global corporate and retail operations are carbon neutral and in the next eight years, Apple wishes to sell devices with minimal, if not zero, climate impact.
We must each do our part to protect the planet. Apple is joining @POTUS @ClimateEnvoy @wef & our partners at #COP26 as part of the First Movers Coalition to help accelerate new decarbonization technologies. 🌎 pic.twitter.com/TOLjbSGbob
— Lisa P. Jackson (@lisapjackson) November 2, 2021
Apple partners with 8 sectors to help develop green supply chains and meet climate goals by 2030
As a member of the “First Movers Coalition”, Apple has committed to buying low-carbon products by 2030 to help develop green supply chains and meet the climate goals targeting 8 sectors like shipping, aviation, steel, and trucking (four additional sectors will be announced in 2022). Other members are of the coalition are Boston Consulting Group, AP Møller–Mærsk, Vattenfall, Dalmia Cement, Volvo Group, Fortescue Metals Group, and Yara International.
During the speech to COP26, President Biden said:
“The United States and World Economic Forum are launching the First Movers Coalition…[which] is starting with more than two dozen of the world’s largest and most innovative companies. The Coalition represents eight major sectors that comprise 30% of global emissions that we now are dealing with,” “These companies will be critical partners in pushing for viable alternatives to decarbonize these industrial sectors and more,” he added.
Recently, Cupertino tech giant joined imec’s new Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies and Systems (SSTS) research program to help the IC manufacturing industry cut back on carbon footprint. For a global climate impact, Apple announced 10 new projects to bring clean energy solutions to remote communities around the world.