Our planet deserves our best thinking.

We take the same innovative approach to the environment that we do with our products. We’re creating new solar energy projects to reduce our carbon footprint. We’re switching to greener materials to create safer products and manufacturing processes. We’re protecting working forests and making sure they are managed sustainably. We’re even creating a more mindful way to recycle devices using robots.

We designed a line of robots that can take apart up to 1.2 million phones a year. Meet Liam.

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Climate Change

Using 100 percent renewable energy is a lofty goal.

In 2015, 93 percent of our energy came from renewable sources. And we’re constantly looking for ways to reach 100 percent. In Singapore, we’re powering our facilities with a 32-megawatt solar project spread over more than 800 rooftops. In China, we’re adding 170 megawatts of solar to begin offsetting the energy used to make our products. And our data centers around the world run on 100 percent clean energy and power billions of iMessages, answers from Siri, and song downloads from iTunes.

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The Singapore solar project is the first distributed utility-scale installation in the country and is spread across hundreds of rooftops.


Over 99 percent of the paper in our packaging is recycled or sustainable. That’s almost good enough.

We want to make sure we’re protecting and creating more sustainable forest than we’re using. It’s part of our larger goal to minimize the materials we take from the earth. We’re measuring our water footprint and finding ways to reduce or reuse water wherever we can. And none of the waste from any of our iPhone and Apple Watch final assembly sites ends up in a landfill. We also created Apple Renew — a program that lets you recycle any Apple device at an Apple Store.

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We’re working to protect up to a million acres of sustainable forest.

Safer Materials

Mercury doesn’t belong on your wrist, on your desk, or in your pocket.

We’ve led the electronics industry in removing toxins from devices for years. We’ve taken mercury and arsenic out of our screens and lead out of the solder we use. In 2015, we started a Full Material Disclosure program that shows us the chemical composition of every material in every component of our products. It also makes us even better at reducing and removing toxins. And once we figure out how to remove a toxin from a device or a manufacturing process, we use extensive testing to make sure it stays out.

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Apple Watch is free of mercury, beryllium, and brominated flame retardants.


Here’s what we’re doing. And how we’re doing.

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