Apple is continuing to add names to the list of companies that are committing to using clean energy to the work they do for the iPhone maker, helping to bring more than 9 GW of clean energy onto power grids.
The latest additions to the list are South Korea’s SK Hynix Inc, which supplies memory chips for Apple devices and will be one of the first Korean firms to join Apple’s program and Franco-Italian chipmaker STMicroelectronics, a top supplier of sensors and other chips in iPhones that Apple said has started nine new renewable energy projects since committing to the program.
Apple now has suppliers on the program in 24 countries, including India, Japan and South Korea.
“One of the things that comes along with this is building a core of businesses in different markets on different grids who are demanding clean energy. That’s helpful to policy makers,” Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives told Reuters.
Apple has pledged to make its global supply chain carbon-neutral by 2030.
In March this year Apple has announced that its $4.7 Billion Green Bond spend, has started generating 1.2 GW of Clean Energy Globally.