31 Jul '17, 10am

Apple's sustainable forestry strategy branches out

Apple's sustainable forestry strategy branches out

When it comes to environmentally responsible packaging, Apple is not feeling boxed in. The tech giant has just announced the latest expansion of its sustainable forestry strategy , aimed at protecting or creating enough responsibly managed forests to offset its packaging footprint. Late last week, it said that the Forest Stewardship Council had certified 320,000 acres of working forest that the company supports in China, enough to cover all its product packaging. In 2015, the company committed to protect responsibly managed working forests and announced a five-year partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to transition up to 1 million acres of forest, across southern provinces of China, into responsible management by 2020. Two-thirds of the newly certified forest is owned and managed by Maoyuan Forestry, a private company in Central China's Hunan province. The rest is ow...

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