Apple has entered a partnership with Japanese electronics company Ibiden to power up its renewable energy-based product manufacturing in Japan. Ibiden will invest in more than 20 new renewable energy facilities, which include one of the largest floating solar photovoltaic systems in the country. The American technology giant’s initiative has resulted in a global campaign to promote clean energy over fossil fuels.
By the end of 2018, Apple’s collaboration with Ibiden will generate more than 2.5bn kilowatt hours per year of clean energy for manufacturing its devices. Kyoichi Yamanaka, managing director of Ibiden’s Environment Group stated, “Our products help Apple devices run smarter, and now we are powering our operations with smarter energy too.”
Today, Apple is operating in 23 countries, and more than 93% of its operations use renewable energy. The company has made significant advancements by transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy.
“We are proud to partner with suppliers like Ibiden who recognise that renewable energy investments are good for the environment and good for business,” said Lisa Jackson, vice-president for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives at Apple.