Apple, the name itself appears to be an ode to nature. Well, the company has topped the list of the most environmentally friendly tech companies in the world for the third time in the row, leaving behind corporations like Facebook, Google and Baidu.
The recognition comes from Greenpeace, that gave Apple an impressive score of 83% in its clean energy index. The company also received grade A in four out of five different categories.
While the company aced in energy transparency, renewable energy commitment, energy efficiency and renewable procurement, it only managed a B in advocacy — that is speaking out for environmental issues and actively pushing governments and other corporations to adopt eco-friendly measures.
Apple retains its leadership spot for the third year in a row among platform operators. Both Apple and Google continue to lead the sector in matching their growth with an equivalent or larger supply of renewable energy, and both companies continue to use their influence to push governments as well as their utility and IT sector vendors to increase access to renewable energy for their operations.
As per the clicking clean report,
Data center operators like Facebook and Apple have been leading the sector in operational transparency, providing regular and easy-to-access reporting of their data center energy footprint, including facility level detail on both consumption and changes to electricity supply. Cloud computing companies have lagged behind platform specific leaders like Apple and Facebook in their energy transparency, frequently citing competitiveness concerns in revealing details on the scale of their operations.
They were also praised for having a positive impact upon the suppliers and manufacturers associated with them as well.
In case you are unaware of it, Greenpeace is a non governmental environmental organization that has its offices in over 40 countries. The organization is one of the most influential of its kind and even has a seat on the UN as a general counsel. It is known for its active — and sometimes extreme — methods of opposing anything that can according to it, harm the environment.
Meanwhile, Apple remains committed to improving its processes and making them more eco-friendly.
We take the same innovative approach to the environment that we do with our products. We’re creating new solar energy projects to reduce our carbon footprint. We’re switching to greener materials to create safer products and manufacturing processes. We’re protecting working forests and making sure they are managed sustainably. We’re even creating a more mindful way to recycle devices using robots.
In 2015, 93 per cent of the energy powering Apple’s various operations came from renewable sources. While the company’s data centres around the world already run on 100 per cent clean energy, the company is looking to take its total consumption to 100 percent renewable as well.