Health and Safety Performance
Each year, Lenovo keeps a very low incident rate. Our OHS performance includes the following programs.
We have established a process with assigned responsibilities for identifying and evaluating compliance with national, provincial, and local OHS legal and other requirements. Each manufacturing site of Lenovo must research and establish an inventory of applicable OHS legal and other requirements, and update this inventory regularly. Compliance with these requirements is regularly evaluated and mitigation action is carried out when necessary. These applicable requirements are considered as Lenovo establishes, implements, maintains and continually improves its OHS management system.
Hazard identification and risk assessment
In FY 2022/23, Lenovo’s initiatives included the annual hazard identification and risk assessment program and some specific risk assessment (e.g., machine guarding hazards identification program), safety pre-evaluation and occupational health pre-evaluation for new factories, risk assessment to changes, and continuous hazard identification award program at locations, etc.
Health and safety awareness and communication
Lenovo fosters a philosophy that values a health and safety culture. Employee participation is essential to the success of health and safety management. Employee awareness is carried out through online tools (e.g., e-learning), classroom trainings, knowledge promotion emails, and promotion activities such as Safety Month, and ESG week.
Prevention and control
Lenovo’s health and safety program incorporates a prevention first approach. Health and safety standards are incorporated at the earliest stage in the life cycle of a facility and during non-routine tasks and projects. Our ‘Prevention Through Design’ process provides a safety precaution roadmap to support the manufacturing sites during new equipment installations and includes a change management process for locations that are integrating new technology, engineering, services, and materials as a proactive measure to help prevent work-related injuries.
Lenovo recognizes the importance of developing and implementing an emergency plan that protects people involved in its manufacturing processes and ensures that employees are familiar with its emergency response procedure. Our Emergency Response Team (ERT) collaborates with the facilities to design an emergency plan that specifies the appropriate response to unexpected events, minimizes related risks, and ensures the safety of employees. This process is further supplemented by providing skills that include first aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.
Management assesses the performance of its manufacturing sites to ensure health and safety objectives are being met.
Certification and audits
As of FY 2022/23, all company-owned manufacturing sites (not including new locations with less than one year of labor data) have undergone the Responsible Business Alliance Validated Audit Program (RBA VAP).
Incident investigation and corrective action
Lenovo strives to maintain a workplace that is accident or injury-free. When a work-related injury, illness, or near-miss incident occurs, facility managers and the OHS team immediately launch an investigation of the incident, analyze the root cause, formulate corrective action plans, and track the activities to closure. The ‘Lessons Learned’ process includes the sharing of information and data analysis with other manufacturing locations, and the distribution of a Safety Bulletin Alert to raise awareness and reduce repeated incidents.