We believe true innovation must consider everything.

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 centre in 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 while creating beautiful products, we’re also caring for our beautiful planet.

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Climate Change

We don’t want to debate climate change. We want to stop it.

We understand that making as many products as we do has a significant impact on the environment. Our carbon footprint is something we’re always aware of, and it’s something we’re always working to address. We’ve found ways to use energy and materials more efficiently in our facilities, to get energy from cleaner sources, and to design some of the world’s most energy‑efficient electronic products. In fact, all our product lines don’t just adhere to ENERGY STAR standards, they surpass them. And while we have a long way to go, our efforts are working. Even though we’re manufacturing and shipping more products than ever, our carbon emissions per product have been dropping since 2011.Learn more

of our US operations run on renewable energy.
of our data centres run on renewable energy.
of our global operations run on renewable energy.
Our solar farm in Hongyuan, China, will generate more renewable energy than is used by all our corporate facilities and retail stores in China.
Our micro‑hydro project uses the natural drops in elevation along the Deschutes River to help power our Prineville, Oregon, data centre.
Waste water at our supplier facility in Dongguan, China, is treated and tested for reuse under the guidance of our Clean Water Programme.


We leave some important things out of our products. With good reason.

Many substances commonly used in the electronics industry can be harmful to people or the planet. So we design our products with cleaner, safer materials to reduce and eliminate these toxins. And we hold our suppliers accountable — we conduct factory audits, test components with independent laboratories, and verify the results in our own lab. It’s our mission to make sure anyone who assembles, uses and recycles an Apple product can do so safely. Learn more

Polyvinyl chloride
Brominated flame retardants
Today’s Mac Pro is made of highly recyclable materials and is free of BFRs and PVC, making it safer for the environment.

Our Progress

We’ve taken significant steps. With many more to come.

For decades, we’ve been working to minimise the impact our company and our products have on the environment. It’s an ongoing effort, and we want to keep you posted on what we’re doing. In 2014, we converted 100 per cent of our US operations to renewable energy, invested in the future of sustainable working forests, and designed several of our products to be beryllium‑free. Learn more

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