This week Apple informed about commitments from some of it suppliers on the use of renewable energy. In the press release it was mentioned that ECCO Leather, as Apple's first soft goods supplier, had committed to 100 percent clean energy for its Apple production. It was also specified that the leather is of European origin, with tanning and cutting occurring at ECCOs own tanneries in the Netherlands and China.
“We are going to keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible with the materials in our products, the way we recycle them, our facilities and our work with suppliers to establish new creative and forwards-looking sources of renewable energy because we know the future depends on it,” says Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
ECCO is one of the world’s leading shoe brands, combining style and comfort. ECCO’s success is built on products with a great fit and top-quality leathers. ECCO owns and manages every aspect of the value chain from tanneries and shoe manufacturing to wholesale and retail activities. ECCO’s products are sold in 90 countries from over 2,200 ECCO shops and more than 14,000 sales points. ECCO is family-owned, founded in Denmark in 1963, and employs more than 21,000 people worldwide.