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Lenovo’s Commitment to the Environment

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 ISO 14001 certified global environmental management system (EMS), 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 to see our ISO 14001 certificate.

 

Lenovo’s Commitment to Sustainability
Environmental responsibility is only one aspect of Lenovo’s overall sustainability program. Sustainability for Lenovo means taking care of the long-term economic, social and environmental health of our company and the communities in which we operate. Lenovo is a global company and we demonstrate corporate social responsibility everywhere we conduct business.

Learn more about Lenovo’s sustainability initiatives by accessing our Sustainability Report


Environmentally Responsible Products

Product environmental leadership is a fundamental component of Lenovo’s environmental policy. This policy requires each of our product groups to develop, manufacture, and market products that are energy efficient and that minimize their impact on the environment. Lenovo is an industry leader with respect to energy efficient products, the use of environmentally preferred materials and green product packaging.

 

Lenovo designs its products to maximize their product lifecycle and offers three year standard warranties and five years of replacement parts availability on many of our top selling commercial products to support this extended lifecycle.  Three year warranties are offered as the base warranty on many top selling Think branded products, including all commercial monitors, T series notebooks, M series desktops, and many others.  In addition, customers can purchase warranty upgrades of to extend the base warranty by one or two years for many products.  Base warranties for Lenovo consumer (Idea) products vary by product type and geography, but typically start at 1-2 years for the base warranty with the option for many products to purchase an extended warranty.  For more details on Lenovo’s warranties, please click here.

 

Lenovo also designs innovative features into our products to help extend the products’ useful life, including Lenovo Longevity Battery Technology which extends notebook battery cycle life through key technologies including:

·    Increased usage of Lithium  Polymer cells:  used in notebooks and tablets with embedded batteries, these cells typically provide longer life cycles than lithium ion cylindrical cells

·    Three year batteries:  available in some ThinkPad models, these batteries are warranted for three years and are designed to last 2-3 times as long as a standard battery.  The longer lifespan is made possible due to carefully selected cells and charge algorithms.

·    Dual mode charging algorithms:  these technologies adjust charge voltage and current over time to prolong the battery’s lifespan.  

·    Field updateable battery firmware:  customers can download a firmware update utility which allows them to apply firmware fixes to batteries in service, eliminating the need to replace batteries due to firmware problems.  This program allows customers to apply fixes quickly and at no cost, even on batteries outside of warranty.

·     Optimized battery storage modes:  provide optimum storage to reduce battery aging.  These features allow the power management application of ThinkPads and IdeaPads to detect if a user is operating on AC power and rarely using the battery.  If this is detected, the application discharges the battery to optimal levels to extend the battery lifespan.


Lenovo offers end-of-life recycling and management programs for both business and consumer customers. As a global company, Lenovo offers programs in many countries around the world. Specific offerings are tailed to your specific geographic location and business need. Free product recycling is offered to consumers in some locations. Please visit our recycling program page for additional recycling information.

To learn more about the Lenovo ThinkPad's Design For Environment initiatives, please read Lenovo's white paper on this topic.


Combating Climate Change

Lenovo recognizes that climate change is a serious threat and believes that we should all do our part to reduce harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Lenovo acknowledges and accepts the findings of current climate science which indicate a human contribution to climate change.  We support the consensus conclusions of the scientific community described in the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.1 The company accepts the call to action which arises from these conclusions.


Lenovo is dedicated to reducing our global carbon footprint.  We have developed a comprehensive strategy to address all aspects of our business, set aggressive objectives and targets, and we are measuring our performance against each objective and target to insure that we stay on track.  Lenovo commits to absolute reductions in the emissions of greenhouse gasses from company operations and to drive and facilitate similar reductions in Lenovo’s supply chain and customer base through the implementation of a comprehensive climate change strategy.  Lenovo’s climate change strategy will be consistent with the findings of developing climate change science and a goal of maintaining global economic security.


Visit our climate change page for more information on the specific actions Lenovo is taking to reduce harmful GHG emissions. 


1Link to IPCC 4  website with report.



Think Green – Climate
Think Green – Waste and Water
Lenovo’s environmental policy
Climate Change Policy
Think Green Products - Energy
Lenovo Energy Calculator
Think Green Products - Materials
Think Green Products - Packaging
Think Green Products - Recycling
Lenovo US Product Recycling Q&A
Lenovo ThinkPad Design for Environment White Paper
What’s New: Lenovo’s Green Initiatives
Sustainability reports
Sustainability Policy
Social responsibility resources




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