Apple has endorsed a California Senate bill that would require large companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions every year. The bill, SB 1179, was introduced by Senator Scott Wiener and is currently being considered by the California legislature.
Apple is one of several major companies that have endorsed the bill. Others include Adobe, Microsoft, and Ikea. These companies believe that the bill would help to improve transparency and accountability around corporate emissions.
If SB 1179 is passed, it would require companies with over $100 million in annual revenue to report their greenhouse gas emissions from Scope 1 and 2 sources. Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from sources owned or controlled by the company, such as emissions from power plants that the company owns. Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heat, or cooling.
The bill would also require companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions from Scope 3 sources, which are indirect emissions from activities in the company’s value chain, such as emissions from the transportation of goods or the use of their products by consumers.
The bill has been met with mixed reactions from businesses. Some businesses support the bill, arguing that it would help them to reduce their emissions and improve their environmental performance. Other businesses oppose the bill, arguing that it would be too costly and burdensome to comply with.
The California legislature is expected to vote on SB 1179 in the coming months. If the bill is passed, it would be a major step forward in the fight against climate change.
In addition to endorsing SB 1179, Apple has also taken other steps to reduce its environmental impact. For example, the company has committed to using 100% renewable energy in its operations by 2030. Apple has also made significant progress in reducing the amount of waste it produces. In 2021, the company recycled or reused over 99% of its electronic waste.
Apple’s commitment to environmental sustainability is a positive step. The company’s actions are helping to reduce its own emissions and to encourage other businesses to do the same.