The technology major, Apple Inc has announced on Wednesday that it now has eleven manufacturing sites in India that are run by suppliers which has joined its renewable energy programme.
The leading technology major aims at becoming carbon free across all of its supply chain and products by the year, 2030.
Apple has also announced that another 175 Apple suppliers will transition to use renewable energy that results in over nine gigawatts of clean energy across the country.
As per an statement by the tech major, these major steps would reduce the emission of more than 18 million metric tons of CO2 each year and is equivalent to taking nearly four million vehicles off the road each year.
Tim Cook, Apple's Chief Executive Officer, said in the statement that every company should be part of the battle against climate change and these measures represented all of the benefits and equity green innovation can provide. He added that however, time isn't a renewable resource, so they should act quickly to foster a greener and more stable future.
Apple's Senior Director of Environment and Supply Chain Innovation, Sarah Chandler said that this initiative means they have been committed to using 100 percent renewable energy for their production.
She said every Apple manufacturer is working on the final assemble of its latest products, including some in India, who are on this list.
Chandler said that they are in across 20 countries with providers who are participating in the renewable energy scheme.
According to Chandler, they need to ensure that their energy use is going to be even higher than Apple's load which involves consulting with vendors on issues they have seen in the past and things that might be helpful or not helpful.