Apple comes in at 16th place on Fortune’s “Change the World” list, which highlights companies that leverage their businesses to drive profit and to create societal good.
Here’s what Fortune has to say about Apple: “Apple has long been one of the tech world’s leaders in greener manufacturing. A high proportion of its supply chain, for example, is powered by renewable energy. More recently, Apple has begun tacking one of its industry’s thornier problems: The fast-growing amount of often-toxic detritus created by discarded electronic gear. Apple in 2017 announced a goal of making all of its products from recycled or renewable material—and eventually, only from such material. In April, it opened its Material Recovery Lab in Austin, Texas, where the company is doing the research that it hopes will get it there. Among its innovations: A robotic recycling system called Daisy, which can disassemble up to 200 iPhones per hour and separate them into their component parts for eventual reuse.”
Ahead of Apple on the list are: Qualcomm, Mastercard, BYD, TE Connectivity, Walmart, Santander Brasil, Centene, Bank of America, Schneider Electric, TerraCycle, Go-Jek, Viasat, Walgreens, EY, and BD.