Apple has announced two new sustainability projects in China this Wednesday, hoping to begin offsetting the carbon footprint of their entire supply chain.

The company has already completed the construction of a 40 megawatt solar project in Sichuan, which the company claims produces more than the total electricity of their China offices and retail operations.

The newly announced projects include the construction of a 200 megawatt solar projects across China’s north, east and southern regions. The will also partner with suppliers to build a further 2 gigawatts worth of clean energy projects in the coming years, hoping to avoid a total of 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas, roughly equivalent to removing 4 million vehicles from the road for one year.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com