Knowledge Centre:
News Digests

Stay abreast of what’s happening internationally with developments in corporate public affairs. Here is news that you may find useful and interesting:

Apple's 2030 carbon-neutral pledge covers itself and suppliers ND

Leo Kelion, BBC, July 21, 2020

Apple has announced that it pledges to become carbon neutral across its entire business and manufacturing supply chain by 2030. It looks to become 100 per cent renewable within ten years, reducing its current carbon footprint by a further 75 per cent before the 2030 deadline. This comes as the company also announced the creation of a consortium involving Nike, Starbucks and Mercedes-Benz to share information on carbon-reducing technologies. “Some of the investment we’re making is to work with suppliers to convince their own governments to put more clean energy on the grid,” said Apple’s environment chief, Lisa Jackson. To do this, the company will increase the use of recycled raw materials in its products and develop a new carbon-free aluminium-smelting process. It will also invest in environmental projects and work on eco-friendly energy initiatives to benefit local communities. “I am happy to see that Apple has worked with suppliers to source actual renewable energy and that it has not relied on low-impact solutions like offsetting, or renewable energy credits,” says Greenpeace USA’s senior corporate campaigner, Elizabeth Jardim, in response to Apple’s pledge.

To read more go to BBC

About The Centre

The Centre for Corporate Public Affairs is the only entity of its type internationally, connecting, via corporate membership, the corporate public affairs and communication function across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. We assist our members embrace best practice public affairs structure and strategies.

Our research, professional development programs, events and international thought leadership opens doors to help organisations and practitioners build and apply corporate public affairs as a core management tool and function.

Member Login

Please enter your username and password to access this member resource on the Center website. You may continue to browse the site without login, however access to discounted member prices, event registration and the knowledge centre is restricted.

© 2013 Centre for Corporate Public Affairs | ABN 15 623 823 790 | Site by