Next Generation Hope Fund
Lenovo, as a next generation global company, is redefining how things are done. We conduct business a bit differently than others and Lenovo’s Next Generation Hope Fund is consistent with this approach. Lenovo and our employees worldwide support the needs of the communities where we live and do business through select investment opportunities that leverage our innovation leadership and global culture. Like our industry leading products, we enable doers to do more through social investment programs that support a wide range of programs including those focused on education, research, entrepreneurship, disaster relief and regional community outreach. To help ensure program success, we evaluate the effectiveness of each investment against predefined goals upon completion. Lenovo provides assistance through cash contributions, equipment donations, and employee volunteer hours. As a company, Lenovo annually commits up to 1% of our pre-tax income to programs and initiatives that serve society.
Education is the passport to our growth and economic prosperity. Lenovo is a global industry leader in the education market and we are uniquely positioned to make a sustainable difference through our support of education related programs and initiatives.
Lenovo aims to advance, enhance and extend education at all levels. We support education related programs and initiatives through our industry leading products and technologies, community investments and program sponsorships. We don’t limit the scope of our education related social investments but rather we consider each opportunity based on its own unique merits.
Lenovo donates equipment, provides cash contributions and lends our expertise to schools and related organizations across all global markets. Lenovo supports global education investments in both K-12 and higher education.
Youth Public Entrepreneurship (Lenovo China)
Established in 2009, Lenovo’s Youth Public Entrepreneurship program is one of China’s leading philanthropic initiatives. This program, which targets college students in China, encourages youth entrepreneurship in China’s public welfare organizations. This innovative program assists young people building careers in public welfare while helping to make China’s public welfare enterprises more vibrant and dynamic. Lenovo China offers its professional resources to assist in training, public practice, venture capital, and other skills so that young college students interested in careers in public entrepreneurship can successfully achieve their goals.
Global Disaster Relief
Lenovo has a long-standing practice of assisting communities around the world when disaster strikes. Lenovo and our employees are committed to helping those less fortunate and to lend a helping hand to those who can no longer provide for themselves.
During FY 2009/10, Lenovo and our employees supported various global disaster relief efforts including relief efforts in Haiti, Chili and Taiwan. Lenovo’s response to the January, 2010 Haiti earthquake included financial support for the Medical Missionaries, equipment donations to the American Red Cross, and a global employee charitable campaign with employee donations supporting the American Red Cross. Lenovo employees worldwide donated over $60,000 USD to the American Red Cross in support of the Haiti earthquake relief effort.
Regional Community Outreach
Lenovo’s regional offices have established extensive relationships with their local communities and regional non-governmental organizations. These regional offices support education, environmental and social causes unique to their community.
See Lenovo’s most recent sustainability report for examples of our community outreach programs or information on any of Lenovo’s other social responsibility initiatives.