As Apple has promised to bring its entire carbon footprint to net zero by 2030, the company presents the key drivers in its decarbonization journey, defining maritime shipment of goods as one of them.
ccording to the company’s carbon footprint methodology, shipping by ocean produces 95% less emissions than shipping by air. By transferring more product volume to less carbon-intensive delivery methods like the ocean or rail, Apple is concentrating on lowering its carbon footprint.
To remind, the 2023 EU Blue Economy Report indeed found that maritime transportation is the most carbon-efficient form of transportation, with the lowest carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per distance and weight transported. It emits less exhaust gas pollutants per tonne carried per km than air or road transport, including nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and sulphur dioxide.
Furthermore, Apple is also a member of the First Movers Coalition, a platform for firms to make purchase commitments that generate new market demand for low and zero carbon fuels and technology in high-emission industries.
The company is also looking for technological advancements, such as electric cars and alternative fuels, and choosing low-carbon suppliers. For more information on Apple’s green initiatives, you can watch the video bellow: