Apple powers ahead in new renewable energy solutions with over 110 suppliers

Desy Papper

Cupertino, California Apple today announced over 110 of its manufacturing partners around the world are moving to 100 percent renewable energy for their Apple production, with nearly 8 gigawatts of planned clean energy set to come online. Once completed, these commitments will avoid over 15 million metric tons of CO2e annually — the equivalent of taking more than 3.4 million cars off the road each year. Additionally, Apple is investing directly in renewable energy projects to cover a portion of upstream emissions, as well as a major energy storage project in California to pilot new solutions for renewable infrastructure.

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Business Planner 3/31/2021 | Chesterfield Observer

Desy Papper

TUESDAY, APRIL 13

Business Jumpstart: How to Pivot Your Business Toward Recovery, 6:30-8:30 p.m. virtually. Business Jumpstart is an interactive session designed to help small business owners determine what pivots are needed as they continue to navigate through the next phases of the pandemic. Registration required. $30. richmond.score.org

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. virtually. Cindy Larson DeMarco will discuss developing a mindset of resilience during change and crisis. Registration required. $20, $30/nonmembers. 804-748-6364, chesterfieldchamber.com

THURSDAY, APRIL 22

Smarter Business Series: Challenges of Workforce Employment in Post-Pandemic Times, 8-9 a.m. virtually. First in a

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Improve Your Company’s Bottom Line (And Your Personal Income) With These Money-Saving Strategies

Desy Papper

Joe DiSanto is an independent CFO, providing financial management and business consulting to small firms and family offices.

Most businesses spend money on a dizzying array of items. It can quickly become overwhelming to keep an eye on your outgoing expenses and to see the hidden costs in some of your larger business decisions about staff, marketing and capital expenditures.

Business owners need to make sure they are not “throwing away money.” After all, what’s left over is our year-end “owner bonus.”

As the CEO of my business, which included three partners and over 30 full-time employees, I spent

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China is boycotting H&M, Nike, and other retailers for speaking out about forced Uyghur labor.

Desy Papper

Chinese consumers, e-commerce sites, and social media platforms are boycotting prominent international retailers, such as H&M, Nike, and Uniqlo, in the wake of sanctions against the Chinese government, backed by the United States, the European Union, Britain, and Canada.

Chinese officials have been accused of human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China. At least 800,000 and possibly more than 2 million Uyghurs, a Muslim ethnic minority group, have been detained in “reeducation centers” in Xinjiang, according to testimony from the US State Department, where they had to undergo psychological indoctrination programs. Many Uyghurs are also forced

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Hitachi High-Tech Corporation Earns Intel’s 2020 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award

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TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hitachi High-Tech Corporation (President and CEO: Masahiro Miyazaki / Hitachi High-Tech) is proud to announce that it has earned the Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award for 2020. Through its dedication to continuous quality improvement, Hitachi High-Tech has achieved a level of performance that consistently exceeds Intel’s expectations.

“As one of only 26 Preferred Quality Supplier Award winners in the entire Intel supply chain, Hitachi High-Tech has been vital to our success, especially during this uniquely challenging year,” said Dr. Randhir Thakur, chief supply chain officer at Intel. “They provided standout service in a critical area of the

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