Surely if we asked you about it, you would all say that sustainability and the environment They should be very high on the priorities of any great company that boasts. None of us want to carry the planet, but the truth is that in favor of progress we have already done too much damage to the nature.
That sustainability is something that many companies pursue, and perhaps some of them have to learn a lot from giants like Apple or Google , which in 2017 managed to use one hundred percent renewable energy for its operations worldwide.
The giant of Mountain View is proud of its milestone in an article published on his blog of environmental corporate responsibility by Urs Hölzle, the company’s senior vice president of technical infrastructure, where they claim that be 100% renewable is just the beginning .
Apple, meanwhile, also he has publicly informed that it already uses one hundred percent renewable energy throughout the world, adding in addition to nine other major suppliers that have already committed with that of zero emissions using renewable energy in its entirety.
The graphic with which Google accompanied his publication at the end of last year leaves no doubt, and that the boys of the search engine are the largest company in the world buying renewable energy , reaching the stratospheric sum of 2.6 gigawatts committed to wind and solar energy. More than twice the energy Marty McFly needed to return to the past.
The Google data centers they are hungry electronic dinosaurs that will remain fed all over the world by one hundred percent clean energy and renewable, and that commitment is extended by Google to its suppliers around the globe, with investments estimated at more than 3,500 million dollars in projects that also generate benefits for local owners, regional governments and countries, the latter in tax revenues.
Google says that operate your business in an environmentally sustainable way It has always been a central value, but it is also it’s also an economic issue , because the cost of wind and solar energy was reduced between 60 and 80 percent in recent times.
Science tells us that tackling climate change is an urgent priority , and Google wants to be there as a pioneer, not as a spectator anymore.
It has taken another year, but Apple announced this week that finally his commitment to combat climate change was beginning to take shape, and that is that Cupertino have managed to reach that figure of one hundred percent clean energy to fuel its operations worldwide.
The signature of the apple includes in its announcement the stores, offices, data centers and facilities located in 43 countries , and also has achieved involve nine of its main suppliers , who also commit to using 100% renewable energy.
From Apple are also shown proud to be working on sustainable energy projects around the world, more than 25 today, with 15 other projects currently under construction that will increase clean energy production to 1.4 gigawatts in eleven countries.
We are committed to leaving the world better than we found it. After three years of hard work, we are proud to have achieved this important goal. We will continue to challenge the limits of what is possible with the materials we use in our products, the way we recycle them, our facilities and our work with suppliers to establish new sources of creative and advanced renewable energy, because we know that the future depends on it.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
From Microsoft have announced that they also work on their transition to the zero carbon footprint , accelerating the implementation and purchase of clean energy to power its operations in an eco-sustainable way and with a greater commercial sense at present.
Those from Redmond say they already have projects in progress in North America, Europe and Asia with a figure of around 1.2 gigawatts, although are committed to driving change beyond their own operations by investing in new technologies and creating new models. Likewise, they claim to be immersed in a redesign of their data centers to improve energy efficiency.
Three giants of the industry and three commitments that should precede many more, and is that taking care of the planet is everyone’s business. Good news and my most sincere congratulations to Google, Apple and Microsoft …
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