For 10 years, Lenovo has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 92%
Lenovo has published a sustainability report for the 2018 fiscal year, which shares successful practices of environmental protection and innovation. For the 13th consecutive year the company publishes data on key objectives and its achievements in a wide range of environmental, social and governance programs.
«As a global technology leader with a staff of about 60 thousand employees, we are aware of our own mission to protect the planet. Therefore, the company is constantly seeking new ways to minimize the impact on the environment and makes a significant contribution to change the planet for the better. Our responsibility extends not only to what a product and what technology we produce, but also to the people who create and use our equipment. Without a healthy, happy life for employees and customers, it would have been in vain», ? commented on Jan Wantin (Yang Yuanqing), Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Lenovo.
The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
Lenovo has achieved reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 92% compared to 2009-2010. The company not only reduced the emissions from its own production, but also reduced the consumption of electricity from thermal power plants. It was an ambitious goal for 2020, but Lenovo made it much earlier. Such significant results were achieved through the implementation of projects on energy efficiency and use of solar energy, as well as activities to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) production in China. In addition, Lenovo has acquired a number of international certificates for electricity from renewable sources for projects in Brazil, China, India and Mexico, and also became the owner of certificates of Guarantees of Origin in Europe.
For the 2018 fiscal year global environmental organization СDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) praised Lenovo in different categories of cootvetstvenno. The company said the award for activities to minimize climate change in China, and also expressed appreciation for management. Moreover, environmental initiatives Lenovo can now be tracked through the public reporting system of CDP.
The amount of waste from electronic devices constantly increases, and the processing and secondary use of such materials minimizes harmful effects on the environment. Lenovo continued to use recycled materials for manufacturing new products. The company recycles parts from outdated equipment and faulty equipment. Lenovo this practice beginning in 2017 and equipped two models with details that have previously been used. Now the program has expanded to 21 of the product and during this time repeatedly used more than two and a half thousand tons of materials that could be in a landfill.
Lenovo continues to modernize the packaging, using recycled materials and recyclable materials. In the 2018 financial year, the company reduced resources for the production of packaging 350 tons. And thanks to the use of bamboo and sugar cane in the production of packaging even managed to reduce CO2 emissions.
In addition akadeemiliste the company, Lenovo is the culture of consumption among users. To do this, experts have developed innovative tools for monitoring of power supply for PC and servers. For example, the Lenovo Settings app for Windows enables you to control the power to the laptop and Power Manager helps optimize energy on the server and saves up to 30% of current consumption.
Inclusive culture with a focus on diversity
57 thousands of Lenovo employees use to communicate over hundreds of different languages live in more than 60 countries. This diversity of cultures, languages and life experience enhances the competitive advantages of Lenovo. Therefore, the company develops programs that promote a culture of inclusion and diversity:
- global awareness tool (Global Awareness Tool). It is a network program for employees, where they can undergo zamatraining and learn information about each country, including cultural customs, and pronunciation of greetings. This allows staff and managers to better understand each other;
- global leadership development program for women (Women’s Leadership Development Program) and the American leadership development program (U. S. Mosaic Leadership Development Program) form of managerial and communication skills of managers.
Support STEM education
In the reporting period, Lenovo fruitfully worked in the field of promoting STEM education that includes the following fields: science, technology, engineering and math (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). In April 2018 Fund Lenovo conducted its second annual «Make a Difference Week» in various offices of the company. In North America Lenovo staff conducted interviews and coaching sessions with high school students from different schools, to prepare them for future work in the field of technology. The company also became a global partner of the Women’s forum for the economy and society (Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society). Lenovo employees from all over the world are attracted to the mission to address gender inequality. In addition, the 2018 fiscal year, the Fund Lenovo has organised the first tour «Love on Mini Grant». Through this initiative, the charity funds received 150 thousand dollars in support of projects for sustainable development and STEM education.
Working in partnership
Business model Lenovo combines as individual activity and collaboration with partners for joint production. This hybrid approach allows Lenovo to provide faster innovations to the market, while maintaining control over product development and operations in the supply chain. It also enables the company to analyze its own contribution to the field of sustainable development.