Top 5 Tech Companies To Create A More Sustainable Future
What are the top tech companies that can create a more sustainable future? CEO Ram Tumuluri says that “The technological industry is undeniably one of the most powerful in the world, but it is also one of the most polluting on the planet. However, we can’t stop using these devices in this modern world, but what can we do instead is support sustainable technology firms so that the least amount of harm is done to the environment? These sustainable technology firms are leading the way and making significant efforts to reduce their climate impacts and safeguard the environment. Here are the top 5 tech companies to create a more sustainable future.
Since 2015, Apple’s carbon footprint has dropped by 40%, indicating that the company is making steady progress toward its 2030 carbon neutrality objective. Apple lowered its energy use by 13.9 million kilowatt-hours in 2020, and its suppliers in its Supplier Energy Efficiency program eliminated more than 900,000 annualized metric tons of supply chain carbon emissions.
Furthermore, Apple is increasing the usage of recycled polymers in its products. The mesh fabric of the HomePod mini, for example, is made of 90% recyclable plastic. In 2020, Apple introduced more than 70 parts made with an average of 50% recycled plastic.
In April 2021, HP announced new goals for reaching carbon neutrality in their operations by 2025 and lowering their value chain greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030. HP also aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by 2040.
HP is already making impressive strides. HP’s carbon footprint in 2020 was nearly 45 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, 4% less than in 2019. For the second year in a row, the firm received a triple “A” rating for its transparency and action on climate, forests, and water, and it was also named a CDP Supplier Engagement leader.
Dell has been ranked as one of the best sustainable IT firms for its efforts. It’s presently collaborating with its suppliers to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 60% per unit of revenue by 2030, with the goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. Dell’s carbon emissions have already been decreased by 48,842 metric tons from 2019 to 2020 due to energy consumption reduction efforts at supplier plants, indicating encouraging progress toward their respective 2030 and 2050 targets.
Microsoft’s goal is to be carbon-neutral by 2030 and to remove from the atmosphere all of the carbon dioxides it has released by 2050. It has cut emissions by 586,683 metric tons of CO2 across all scopes by 2020 and has invested USD$50 million in increasing its sustainability. Microsoft committed $10 million outside of its own operations to promote breakthrough solutions for water conservation, access, and quality while boosting its replenishment project portfolio by almost 700 percent from 2019 to nearly 20 replenishment projects.
Intel asserts that it intends to be a global leader in sustainability. Its efforts and technologies allow customers and others to minimize their environmental impact. Intel has invested in environmental projects and established company-wide environmental goals in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, water use, and waste generation.
One of the ways to execute this is by working with other stakeholders to broaden the technological “handprint” – to accelerate the deployment of technology to minimize climate effects across the global economy.