Greenpeace has today revealed what it thinks are the most environmentally friendly tech companies in the world, naming Apple as the most environmentally friendly tech company for the third year running.

This was due to their high use of renewable energy and the leadership role that the company takes in encouraging its supply chain to follow Apple’s example.

They scored 83% in the Greenpeace clean energy index and was awarded an A grade in four out of the five additional categories, including energy transparency, renewable energy commitment, energy efficiency and renewable procurement.

That said, they only received a B grade for advocacy, despite Greenpeace stating that they took a leadership role in the following statement in the Clicking Clean report:

Apple retains its leadership spot for the third year in a row among platform operators. Both Apple and Google continue to lead the sector in matching their growth with an equivalent or larger supply of renewable energy, and both companies continue to use their influence to push governments as well as their utility and IT sector vendors to increase access to renewable energy for their operations.

In their report, Greenpeace also praised Apple’s and Facebook’s data center operations, providing Apple with an 83% grade in the Green Energy Index for their iTunes, iMessage and other iCloud services.

Data center operators like Facebook and Apple have been leading the sector in operational transparency, providing regular and easy-to-access reporting of their data center energy footprint, including facility level detail on both consumption and changes to electricity supply. Cloud computing companies have lagged behind platform specific leaders like Apple and Facebook in their energy transparency, frequently citing competitiveness concerns in revealing details on the scale of their operations.

Facebook and Google were also given an overall A grade.


You can read the full report at the source link below.

Source: Clicking Clean Report

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