Apple looks forward to use Renewable Energy for Japan Manufacturing
Tuesday 28 March 2017

Apple looks forward to use Renewable Energy for Japan  Manufacturing

Apple in their latest newsletters claim, they are going to power all of their manufacturing units in Japan with 100 percent renewable energy by partnering with component supplier Ibiden.

Sources say, Ibiden plan to invest in more than 20 new renewable energy facilities to meet the commitment. It includes one of the largest floating solar photovoltaic systems in the country. "We are proud to partner with suppliers like Ibiden who recognise that renewable energy investments are good for the environment and good for business," Lisa Jackson, Apple's Vice President for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, said in a statement this week.

These efforts of Ibiden will help Japan’s nation wise efforts to limit its carbon emissions as their renewable energy projects will produce over 12MW of solar power, much more than the energy needed by Apple manufacturing. Ibiden's products help bring together the integrated circuitry and chip packages in Apple devices.

"Our products help Apple devices run smarter, and now we are powering our operations with smarter energy too. We are pleased to partner with Apple and lead the way in helping Japan meet its clean energy goals," said Kyoichi Yamanaka, Managing Director of Ibiden's Environment Group. By the end of 2018, Apple and its suppliers expecting to generate over 2.5 billion kilowatt hours per year of clean energy which is equal to taking over 400,000 cars off the road for a year. Apple has already taken significant efforts to protect the environment, by transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy.

"As we continue our push to power our global operations with 100 per cent renewable energy, it is more important than ever that we help our manufacturing partners make the same transition to cleaner sources, and set an example for other companies to follow," added Jackson.

Company is claiming, in 23 countries and more than 90 percent of its worldwide operations, they are powering 100 per cent of its operations with renewable energy.