The German battery manufacturer Varta has committed itself to switch completely to renewable energies as a supplier to Apple. This was announced by Apple manager Sarah Chandler on Wednesday in Berlin at the “Electronics Goes Green” conference of the Fraunhofer Institute IZM.
The statement by Apple’s environmental expert was the first official confirmation that the S-Dax group is a contributor to Apple. Previously there had been rumors that the batteries in Apple’s AirPods AirPods were from Varta.
Chandler said that in Germany, the suppliers Henkel and Tesa SE were also working to convert their production for Apple completely to renewable energies. This also applies to ST Micro in France, Solvay in Belgium and DSM in the Netherlands.
Apple wants to be completely climate-neutral by 2030. In ten years, every Apple device will be manufactured without any CO2 pollution, said Lisa Jackson, head of the environment, in July to the German Press Agency.
The iPhone company wants to reduce emissions of the climate-damaging carbon dioxide by 75 percent – and compensate the rest with solutions for binding the greenhouse gas. Apple already operates its offices, data centers and own production facilities with renewable energies. Among its suppliers, 70 companies have now committed to switching to renewable energy sources