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Commitment to quality and safety Global supply chain Reducing our environmental impact
Focus on employee welfare Maintaining high ethical standards Sustainability highlights and milestones


Lenovo’s commitment to social responsibility

Lenovo is committed to building exceptionally engineered PCs, helping change the way people around the world use technology. Just as Lenovo is dedicated to providing innovative technologies, we are equally devoted to ensuring that our products, employees, sites and suppliers are following the commitments we have made to socially responsible business practices.

Lenovo embraces the values of customer service, innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, and integrity. We seek to integrate these core values into every aspect of our business and into policies and procedures in areas of quality and safety for products, employee welfare, managing a global supply chain, ethical corporate behavior, social investments and environmental affairs.


For detailed information about our commitment to sustainability, see our sustainability policy and our sustainability reports.



Lenovo sustainability highlights and milestones

Lenovo has been selected as a constituent stock of the 2013 of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index (HSCSI). This is the fourth year of the index and the fourth in which Lenovo has been selected. Lenovo’s continued inclusion in this index is representative of Lenovo’s continuous efforts to be both sustainable and socially responsible. For the third consecutive year, Lenovo has earned a position on the RepuTex Hong Kong ESG Honour Board, which puts it among the top 5 of the 353 companies whose corporate sustainability performance was examined. In addition, Lenovo is the top rated company in the Information Technology sector and the only company in its sector among the Hong Kong top 20.


Lenovo is a signatory and member of the UN Global Compact and fully embraces its policies and principles. The UN Global Compact is a public-private strategic policy initiative for businesses committed to aligning operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principals in the area of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Lenovo has been selected for inclusion in the first United Nations Global Compact 100 (GC 100) – a new global stock index that combines corporate sustainability and baseline financial performance. The GC 100 marries corporate performance on environmental and social issues with a requirement of basic profitability.


Lenovo’s responses to the CDP on climate change management strategy and greenhouse gas emissions inventory achieved a CDP 2013 Carbon Disclosure Score of 94 and placed Lenovo in the performance band A. The Disclosure Score is assessed based on the quality and comprehensiveness of Lenovo’s transparency and the CDP Performance Score is assessed based on Lenovo’s actions to combat climate change, such as climate change mitigation and adaptation. Lenovo was included in the leaders’ category for both disclosure as well as performance in the Asia ex-Japan region. Based on our results, Lenovo received an award as one of the “Best Overall Responding Companies.” Lenovo’s 2013 CDP disclosure report is publicly available at http://www.cdproject.net.


Lenovo participated in the China Greentech Initiative project to create a “Vision and Roadmap to Realize China’s Environmental Sustainability Goals.” As part of this project, Lenovo and partners from pwc, Bayer, AN, Coca-Cola China, and Saint-Gobain worked together to create corporate sustainability strategies to drive long-term business performance and China’s green growth. To access a copy of the executive briefing click here.


Lenovo is rated as “Prime” by oekom research AG, an independent research institute specializing in corporate responsibility assessments. The oekom Corporate Rating is based on a comprehensive set of criteria for ethical assessment of companies. This includes assessing companies' responsibility towards social sustainability and environmental sustainability. Lenovo's Prime rating means Lenovo is seen by oekom research AG as one of the world’s best of the 17 companies in oekom’s IT/Computers, Peripherals & Office Electronics industry group.




Lenovo's commitment to quality and safety

Lenovo’s quality is linked to the value of our products. Both quality and safety are important to us, and we continue to raise the bar by developing and evaluating new safety initiatives. Lenovo’s global Quality Management System, which has received ISO 9001 (International Organization for Standardization) certification, ensures the continual delivery of design improvements into Lenovo’s current and future products. Click here to see our ISO 9001 certificate. Additional information on Lenovo’s corporate quality policy is available at http://www.lenovo.com/quality


Lenovo is focused on the safety of our products throughout the entire lifecycle, from manufacturing, transportation and installation to use, service and disposal. We strive to ensure that our products meet all applicable legal requirements and voluntary safety and ergonomics practices to which the company subscribes wherever our products are sold.

Click here for additional information on product safety.

Reducing our environmental impact

Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership in all of our business activities from operations to product design and recycling solutions. Lenovo's corporate policy on environmental affairs is supported by the company's global environmental management system, which is key to our efforts to achieve results consistent with environmental leadership and ensures the company is vigilant in protecting the environment across all of our operations worldwide.

Click here for more information about Lenovo’s commitment to the environment.
Global supply chain

Lenovo is committed to being a responsible and active corporate citizen, consistently working to improve its business while contributing to the development of society. The company embraces the values of customer satisfaction, innovation, operational excellence and trustworthiness. Lenovo seeks to integrate these core values into every aspect of its business, and into policies and procedures in areas of quality and safety for products, employee welfare, global supply chain, ethical corporate behavior, social investments and environmental affairs. Lenovo has been a member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) since June 2006.

Click here for more information about Lenovo’s global supply chain.
Focus on employee welfare

Our people are our greatest asset. Lenovo is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment. We equip employees with products and equipment that are safe for use. We also focus on implementing and improving processes and controls for preventing work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses.

Lenovo’s corporate policy, "Responsibility for Employee Health and Safety", focuses on creating and maintaining a workplace that provides for the health and safety of all employees and reinforces the importance Lenovo places on health and safety at every location in which we do business.

Lenovo offers competitive compensation packages and abides by applicable minimum wage requirements in every country and region where we operate. Consequently, Lenovo is recognized as a leading employer around the world.

In 2007, Lenovo obtained OHSAS 18001 certification from Bureau Veritas at all global manufacturing locations. The OHS team conducts rigorous corporate and internal audits to ensure compliance and continually drive processes and program improvements.

Click here for links to our OHSAS 18001 Certificates.

Maintaining high ethical standards

Lenovo is committed to the highest standards of integrity and responsibility when working with all stakeholders. Lenovo provides guidance to its employees on a wide range of ethical issues, such as reporting unlawful or inappropriate conduct, respecting and protecting intellectual property, trading in securities and complying with governmental relations through its Employee Code of Conduct.

Employees are required to report any evidence of fraud, unethical business conduct, violation of laws, danger to health or safety or any other violation of corporate policies. Lenovo respects the intellectual property rights of other companies and individuals, having helped lead the way in fighting piracy in China. In mid-2005, the company began collaborating with Microsoft on an initiative to promote the use and benefits of validly licensed Microsoft® software products through new and innovative joint sales, marketing and training programs in China. Lenovo was the first PC supplier to take this important step, and this action compelled other market leaders in China to follow suit.

Click here for links to Lenovo’s statutory publications.


China Greentech Sustainability Executive Brief
Think Green – Climate
Think Green – Waste and Water
Think Green Products - Energy
Think Green Products - Materials
Think Green Products - Packaging
Think Green Products - Recycling
Lenovo Employee Code of Conduct 
What’s New: Lenovo’s Green Initiatives
Global supply chain
Social investments
Sustainability reports
Sustainability Policy
Social responsibility resources

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