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Apple has increased its number of deals for the supply of renewable energy as the firm heads towards powering its production facilities with energy from clean sources.

Apple has more than doubled the number of renewable energy suppliers to bring the total to 44 as part of its Supplier Clean Energy Programme.

The increase in its renewable energy suppliers has enabled Apple to exceed its goal of bringing 4GW of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020.

In 2018, Apple and its suppliers generated renewable energy able to power 600,000 homes in the US and significantly reduced its comprehensive carbon footprint for the third year in a row.

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, said: “Every time one of our suppliers joins us in our efforts to address climate change, we move closer to a better future for the next generation.

“We’ve made it a priority to hold our suppliers accountable to the same environmental standards we observe and hope that our collaboration will show others what is possible. While we are proud of our announcement today, we won’t stop driving change within our industry to support the clean energy transition happening globally.”

Apple spends up to $2.5 billion in environmental sustainability programmes and has contributed to 40 environmental initiatives around the world.

That includes projects Apple has created to cover its entire electricity load — as of January 2019, approximately 66 percent of the renewable energy Apple uses comes from such endeavors.