"We do want to get to a point where renewables and other carbon-free energy sources actually power our operations every hour of every day", Holzle said in Google's blog post. This covers the company's operations around the world, such as their retail stores, offices, and data centers. Last year, it was close at 96%, but now it's finally hit the magic 100 number.
"It's a strong suggestion", Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, said in an interview Monday.
The government has earmarked $230 million to promote the use of renewable energy, particularly in off-grid communities across the country.
An Apple logo is seen on the building's facade. Its data centers are flanked by fields of solar panels.
What we've accomplished in partnership with Georgia Power and other major corporate energy buyers in the region is a testament to the important role that businesses can play in unlocking access to renewable energy. It is now the largest LEED Platinum-certified office building in North America that brings together solar, biogas, batteries, and a microgrid controller to keep everything playing nicely together to meet the energy needs of the facility. Today's announcement shows how companies and utilities can work together to make that option available to all customers, regardless of varying energy needs.
Along with its new campus, Apple has 25 renewable energy projects in operation around the world that could generate 626 megawatts of capacity. While Apple was able to use its huge cash flow to develop that energy generation, they did so and remained the world's most profitable company.
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Suggested solutions after the meeting included funding and support from the government to promote renewable energy across the country.
In Singapore, where land is scarce, Apple adapted and built its renewable energy on 800 rooftops.
"We're committed to leaving the world better than we found it", Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a prepared statement.
In regard to the supply chain, the story is not as clean. This is up from 14 in 2016 and includes names like Finisar and Pegatron, a key iPhone assembler.
Luxshare-ICT, a supplier of accessories for Apple products.
There is a long way to go.