The U.S. technology giant wants to achieve "a net-zero impact" on the world's supply of "virgin fiber" – a wood product used to make packaging - and run its global operations completely on renewable energy.
On Monday, Apple said it had teamed up with World Wildlife Fund to significantly increase the amount of responsibly-managed forests across China.
The announcement comes three weeks after the Cupertino, CA-based company announced a solar project in China's Sichuan province to generate enough energy to power all of Apple's corporate offices and retail stores in the country, as well as 61,000 Chinese homes.
Currently, 87 percent of Apple's global operations run on renewable energy. Apple has pledged to make 100 percent of its worldwide operations run on renewable energy, although it has not given itself a deadline. Its forest project aims to make the supply chain completely sustainable too.
"This won't happen overnight—in fact it will take years—but it's important work that has to happen," Apple CEO, Tim Cook, said in a press release.