Apple has announced that it is joining the First Movers Coalition as part of the company’s efforts to fight climate change.
The First Movers Coalition — a partnership between the World Economic Forum and the US Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry — will officially launch at the COP26 environmental summit on November 4.
Participating companies will commit to buying low-carbon products by 2030 to help develop green supply chains and meet the world’s climate goals.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson announced the move via a pair of tweets.
Apple is joining the First Movers Coalition that will help advance a greener future and a healthier and more equitable world. There has never been a more urgent time to come together in the fight for our planet. #COP26 https://t.co/KJ1lWtd9bp
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) November 3, 2021
The First Movers Coalition will commit to purchasing low-carbon products by 2030. In a speech at COP26, US President Joe Biden said that two dozen companies are have committed to being part of the coalition:
“The United States and World Economic Forum are launching the First Movers Coalition…[which] is starting with more than two dozen of the world’s largest and most innovative companies. The Coalition represents eight major sectors that comprise 30% of global emissions that we now are dealing with. These companies will be critical partners in pushing for viable alternatives to decarbonize these industrial sectors and more,” he added.
Among the companies who have already joined the First Movers coalition are Boston Consulting Group, AP Møller–Mærsk, Vattenfall, Dalmia Cement, Volvo Group, Fortescue Metals Group, and Yara International. The full list will be announced on Thursday.