February 20, 2013
Re: Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement
Lenovo reaffirms its commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. Our policy prohibits employment decisions based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual preference, age, marital status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected membership. Employment decisions can include hiring, firing, compensation, benefits, promotion, training selection, or other status or condition of employment. All employment decisions will be made on the basis of individual skills, knowledge, abilities, job performance and other appropriate qualifications.
As part of our equal employment opportunity effort we have established an affirmative action program that identifies specific recruiting needs. The HR organization is committed to addressing these recruiting needs and increasing the representation of minorities and women in our company. I have appointed Yolanda Conyers, Global Integration and Diversity, to manage our daily activities in these programs.
All employees share responsibility for the success of these programs. All managers in our company are responsible for participating in the identification of problems, taking action to prevent harassment of employees, conducting and supporting career counseling for all staff members, ensuring that employees are afforded full employment opportunities and are encouraged to participate in all company-sponsored educational, training, and social activities. All employees are expected to support our equal employment opportunity and affirmative action policies. No one may use their lack of knowledge about these policies as an excuse for inappropriate behavior or decisions.
Moreover, employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have filed a complaint, assisted or participated in any investigation, opposed any unlawful act or practice, or exercised any protected rights.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action must be part of the fabric of all personnel decisions at Lenovo. We are proud to reaffirm our commitment to those ideals.
Vice President, HR Operations and Chief Diversity Officer