To ask less of the planet, we ask more of ourselves.

Climate change is undeniable. Earth’s resources won’t last forever. And technology must be safe for people to make and use. We don’t question these realities — we challenge ourselves to ask what we can do about them in every part of our business.

2017 Progress Report

Can we power a global business with the sun, wind, and water?

We know we can. That’s why 100 percent of the electricity we use to power our data centers, and 96 percent used by our facilities worldwide, comes from energy sources like solar, hydro, and wind power. So every time you send an iMessage or ask Siri a question, it’s powered by renewable energy.

Can we get 100% of our supply chain to move to 100% renewable energy?

We sure hope so. As a start, we’ve committed to helping our suppliers bring 4 gigawatts of renewable power online by 2020. In case you’re wondering, that’s 4 billion watts.

Can we one day stop mining the earth altogether?

It sounds crazy, but we’re working on it. We’re moving toward a closed-loop supply chain. One day we’d like to be able to build new products with just recycled materials, including your old products.

Can we use only 100% recycled and responsibly sourced paper in our packaging?

We can. We’ve reached more than 99 percent so far. We’re sourcing virgin paper responsibly, protecting sustainable forests, and making iPhone 7 boxes from responsibly managed paper, bamboo, and waste sugarcane.

Can we improve on the world’s best materials?

Yes. Our chemists are busy making the materials in our products even safer. They use laser-induced breakdown spectrometers like ones on the Mars rovers to double-check their work.

Learn more about our environmental initiatives.

Climate Change

How can we lead the fight against climate change?

Learn moreabout our climate change initiatives.


In the future, can we make products without taking finite resources from the earth?

Learn moreabout how we manage resources.

Safer Materials

How do we make sure our products stay safe for people and the planet?

Learn morehow we make sure our products safe.

We’ll help you recycle your old Apple device or give it a chance to be used again.

Recycle your device

More answers to your questions about Apple and the environment. Read the FAQ