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Big tech's dirty supply chains undercut climate promises from headquarters

Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp, and Alphabet Inc have pledged to run their own operations on 100 per cent clean power. But their suppliers remain deeply reliant on fossil fuels

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Betty Hou and Aaron Clark | Bloomberg
Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. have pledged to run their own operations on 100% clean power. But their suppliers — the lesser known companies that make the key components of hit products like the Kindle, the Xbox or Pixel mobiles — remain deeply reliant on fossil fuels. 

Twelve of the 14 top suppliers get on average 5.4% of their energy from renewable sources or don't disclose, data from a Greenpeace report released Friday showed. Their major clients, including HP Inc., Dell Technologies Inc., Lenovo Group, Sony Group Corp., LG Electronics Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. share the blame,

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First Published: Oct 28 2022 | 9:38 AM IST

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