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Apple named ‘Best Green Catalyst’ in REI Leadership Awards for renewable energy efforts

RE100,  a global initiative led by international non-profit the Climate Group in partnership with CDP, a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts,  has announced the winners of the inaugural l RE100 Leadership Awards at Climate Week NYC.

Apple, CHANEL, Iron Mountain, Novo Nordisk, Salesforce, Schneider Electric, and TSMC are independently judged to be ‘“going above and beyond” in the transition to 100% renewable power, for achievements ranging from engaging suppliers and policymakers to bringing clean energy to local communities.

Apple was named the “Best Green Catalyst,” an award that recognizes the best examples of a company engaging suppliers to switch to renewable energy. Here’s what REI100 has to say about Apple: 

Committed to transitioning entire supply chain to 100% renewable electricity by 2030, 71 manufacturing partners in 17 countries signed up to 100% renewable electricity for Apple production – saving over 14.3 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent annually, the equivalent of taking over 3 million cars off the road each year;

Advocates for supportive policies and access to cost-effective renewables in more challenging markets such as the Republic of Korea, Vietnam and Japan.

“Congratulations to all of our RE100 Award winners – by demonstrating what’s possible and how challenges can be overcome, you’re inspiring others and really helping to accelerate a cleaner future,” says Climate Group CEO Helen Clarkson. “We have to halve emissions this decade to be within a fighting chance of reach net zero by 2050. As we work to rebuild greener, stronger economies, we’ll need many more companies to be seizing these golden opportunities.”

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.