DuPont joins Apple clean energy programme
DuPont has joined Apple’s Supplier Clean Energy Programme, committing to use 100 percent renewable electricity, including renewable energy credits (RECs), in its manufacture of all products for Apple.
This comes as the company announced all its brands, Kevlar, Nomex, Tyvek and FilmTec, will be produced using renewable electricity in its operations. This was achieved by purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) earlier this month to match the energy consumed in its 2022 operations and is committed to additional purchases annually.
The company is seeking to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30% and source 60% of its electricity from renewable energy sources and credits by 2030, and to deliver carbon neutral operations by 2050.
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This includes DuPont’s Interconnect Solutions business (ICS), part of the Electronics & Industrial segment and manufacturer of products sold to Apple, which now powers 95 percent of its global operations using renewable electricity.
In 2021, the company also signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. This VPPA project is scheduled to commence operations in 2023 and is expected to deliver approximately 528,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind-generated renewable electricity annually to the local grid. This is equivalent to approximately 25% of the company’s total electricity needs today.
“DuPont is proud to join Apple’s Supplier Clean Energy Programme,” said Jon Kemp, President, DuPont Electronics & Industrial. “Together, we are working to support a transition to clean energy and are positively addressing climate change. Sustainability has been a focal point for our business and we’re committed to partnering with our customers and suppliers to advance the adoption of clean electricity and reduce environmental impacts along the electronics industry value chain.”
Today’s announcement follows a series of actions DuPont has taken to support its Climate Action goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30% by 2030, sourcing 60% of electricity from renewable energy and delivering carbon neutral operations by 2050.
“At DuPont, we believe urgent action is needed to address the climate crisis impacting our global communities, and that’s why we’re so proud that the most trusted names that protect people worldwide are now doing even more to protect the planet,” said Leland Weaver, President, DuPont Water & Protection. “Procuring renewable energy credits is a key milestone in our sustainability journey and we remain committed to energy efficiency in our global operations. We understand the importance of delivering sustainable innovations for our customers, value chain partners, employees and society.”
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