Apple on Monday shared its 2015 Environmental Responsibility Report, listing the strides it has made in its effort to “leave the world better than we found it.”
“We take our passion for innovation beyond our products and into our practices. As part of our continuing mission to leave the world better than we found it, we’re partnering with The Conservation Fund to protect and create the type of forests we use in our packaging. We’ve developed a renewable micro‑hydro project to power our data center Prineville, Oregon. And we’re building a solar farm in China to offset energy used by our offices and retail stores. Because it’s our responsibility to make sure that in creating beautiful products, we’re also caring for our beautiful planet.”
The report focuses on Apple’s commitment to battle climate change, use renewable resources, recycle finite resources, and reduce toxins. The page also provides the company’s latest carbon emissions information.
“We’re powering all our U.S. data centers with 100 percent renewable energy — including our new micro‑hydro project that helps power our Prineville, Oregon, data center — and we’re continuing to make major advances toward powering all our corporate facilities and retail stores the same way.”
Apple includes a new video on the webpage, also uploaded to its YouTube channel, entitled “Better Starts Here.” The video promotes the company’s environmental responsibility throughout its supply, production, and support chains.