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Information Technology
Cupertino, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
iphone, ipod, mac, ipad
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Apple appears to support action on climate change and is positively engaged with a number of climate policy areas. The company communicates a clear position on climate change science and appears to support a correspondingly urgent response. In particular, CEO Tim Cook has been vocal in communicating on the need to act, as well as emphasizing the positive economic case for doing so. Despite not disclosing clearly on some climate change policies like carbon taxes or carbon trading, Apple has demonstrated support for efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions, for example by quitting the U.S Chamber of Commerce in 2009 in reaction to the association’s comments against the US EPA. Since 2015, Apple has become more active on a number of specific climate policy areas. For example, in 2016 Apple defended GHG emission targets under the EPA's Clean Power Plan by intervening in a legal case bought against them and the company has continued to oppose efforts to repeal the plan in 2018. In 2017 in Japan, Apple joined companies calling for action from the government to make grid rules changes to help companies reach their voluntary 100% renewable targets. The company has also supported US climate policy through its position in the Advanced Energy Economy association which actively supports legislation to ensure increased renewables and a phase-out of high GHG emitting energy sources at state and federal levels.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 1 NS NS NS 2 2 NA
Climate Science Stance NS 1 NA 1 NS 2 2 NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS 2 NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support NS 1 2 NS 2 2 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -2 NA 1 NA NA NA NS 2
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS 2 NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS 2 2 2 2 NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix NS 1 NS 2 2 2 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS NS NS 2 2 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS 2 NA NA NA NS 1
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