How much carbon was released into the atmosphere to make your iPhone? It’s a simple question, but one Apple refuses to answer.
In fact, Apple is doing everything it can to make sure we can’t figure it out. As long as Apple refuses to disclose how much pollution went into producing its batteries, screens, chipboards and earphones, it can continue to pretend to be “green” without being held accountable for its carbon emissions.
The factories that produce Apple parts can generate four times the carbon emissions it takes just to assemble the phone. All the coal and gas burned to manufacture, ship and assemble iPhone parts don’t get included in a corporation’s environmental rating—and the result is killing our planet.
Apple: take responsibility for all your pollution. Tell us how much carbon is in our iPhones!
We’ve held Apple accountable for the deplorable working conditions at some of its supply-side factories like FoxConn and forced it to improve its practices. Why can’t we do the same thing for its carbon emissions? The future of our planet literally depends on it.
If we want to get serious about stopping climate change, we have to hold corporations like Apple accountable for all the pollution they’re responsible for—not just the pollution they’re willing to tell us about.
That’s exactly what SumOfUs members forced some of the world's biggest companies to do when we changed the conversation about palm oil. Hundreds of thousands of us taught the world that some of our most-loved food products from Doritos to Cornflakes were responsible for massive deforestation and the elimination of precious orangutan habitat. We turned palm oil production upside down -- and that’s exactly what we’re going to do with sneaky supply-chain carbon pollution.
Come clean about your supply-line pollution, Apple. Disclose all your carbon emissions now!