Social Impact

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Our Communities

At Lenovo, our commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture creates positive change in the communities where we live and work. We’re grateful for the charitable partners who share our purpose and help us make a difference.

Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the community through The Lenovo Foundation

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Supplier Diversity

Lenovo recognizes the importance of supplier diversity and is committed to ensuring that it is an integral part of our strategic sourcing and procurement processes. We believe that the success of the organization and society depends on enabling Diverse Business Enterprises (DBE) to share in economic growth. Our commitment is to maximize DBE participation through the development of mutually beneficial business relationships with these firms.

Our Supplier Diversity Program helps our business by influencing and increasing our customer base, promoting innovation, and protecting sales. We also recognize that it supports diverse suppliers by creating inclusive and decent employment for all, which enables sustainable economic growth and produces leaders within our communities.

In the U.S., Lenovo partners with a variety of national and regional organizations such as the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (UHSCC), as well as other local Chambers of Commerce. Though these organizations, Lenovo also participates in national, regional, and local events aimed at promoting and creating opportunities for diverse suppliers.

Lenovo FY 2019/20 Supplier Diversity Spend Results

17.5%

of our source able spend is with diverse and small businesses

$382.3 Million

Spending with small and diverse suppliers

We continue to grow our spend with diverse suppliers

23.8%

Small

20.8%

Women

24.0%

MBE

YOY increase in spend in each category

$251.9M

Small Business Spend

$139.6M

Women Owned Business Spend

$142.1M

Minority Owned Business Spend

$1.8M

Veteran Owned Business Spend

“Supplier Diversity has evolved from the thought process that it is a feel-good program or the right thing to do. Today Supplier Diversity provides substantial cost savings to procurement and gives Lenovo a stronger position when we compete for new sales opportunities.”

Jonathan Wilkins, Program Manager, Supplier Diversity, Lenovo
Jonathan Wilkins
Lenovo’s Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Jonathan Wilkins

Lenovo’s Accessibility and Inclusion Advisor, Haben Girma

In October 2019, Lenovo announced its partnership with disability advocate Haben Girma as the company’s first Accessibility and Inclusion Advisor. Haben’s role as a consulting expert on disability inclusion helps Lenovo to develop accessible, smarter technology products for all, create greater awareness for the disabled community, and promote a more inclusive society. At Lenovo, Haben has consulted with design teams, helped establish new processes and guidelines for the company’s developing Product Diversity Office, and counseled leadership within Lenovo’s newest Employee Resource Group, ‘ABLE’.

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Partners in Driving Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity Best Practices

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Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society

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GSMA Digital Declaration

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The Valuable 500

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Linkage Inc.

Using Our Voice

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A Seat At The Table with Lenovo (March 2021)

To celebrate Women’s History Month, The Female Quotient, in partnership with Lenovo, presents “A Seat At The Table”, an event that not only celebrates the role of women in technology, but explores the future of women in tech, and how to equip women with actionable tools to make

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CES 2021 Spotlight Session: A Future of Meaningful Innovation (Jan 2021)

In this session, Lenovo’s CEO Yuanqing Yang speaks on the importance of small changes to the innovation process. Haben Girma, disability rights advocate and Lenovo accessibility inclusion advisor, gives her perspective on how to create a more meaningful, inclusive digital society that benefits everyone, everywhere.

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Pandemic pivots: responding and recovering better (Nov 2020)

Lenovo executives participated in two virtual sessions at the 2020 Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society’s global meeting.

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The New York Times Debate: Technology will save the world (Nov 2020)

Lenovo executives participated in two virtual sessions at the 2020 Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society’s global meeting.

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Women’s Forum G7 summit (May 2020)

Lenovo Chief Legal Officer, Laura Quatela, joined the “Women4AI” panel at the Women’s Forum G7 Call to Action summit.

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Ability Net’s TechSharePro event (Jan/Feb 2020)

Lenovo’s Paul Walsh (Chief Digital Officer) and Lenovo Accessibility and Inclusion Adviser, Haben Girma at Ability Net’s TechSharePro event.

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Ability Net’s TechSharePro interview (Jan/Feb 2020)

Lenovo’s Paul Walsh (Chief Digital Officer) and Lenovo Accessibility and Inclusion Adviser, Haben Girma, discuss the importance of considering accessibility in all aspects of design at Ability Net’s TechSharePro event.

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Churchill Club (Jan 2020)

Lenovo’s Paul Walsh (Chief Digital Officer) and Lenovo Accessibility and Inclusion Adviser, Haben Girma, join the “New World of Work: Mobilizing the Disability Workforce” panel at the Churchill Club.

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Women’s Forum Global Meeting (November 2019)

Lenovo’s Bev Crair (Vice President of Development and Quality, Data Center Group) joins the panel for “All Jobs are STEM Jobs: Technology, education, and human potential” at the 2019 Women’s Forum Global Meeting.

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One Young World event (Oct 2019)

Kartik Sawhney, co-founder of Inclusive Stem, is Lenovo’s 2019 One Young World ambassador. Selected as a guest speaker for the 2019 One Young World Education Plenary, Kartik shares his vision for education and the skills needed for designing a better future.

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Women’s Forum Asia panel (Sept 2019)

Lenovo’s Amar Babu (Vice President, ROW Services, Intelligent Devices Group) joins the panel for “Embracing Humility: When AI meets Emotional Intelligence” at the 2019 Women’s Forum Asia.

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Women’s Forum Americas (May 2019)

Lenovo’s Jennifer Salinas (Executive Director of Global Litigation) joins the panel for “The future of work we want: Thriving in the age of disruption ” at the 2019 Women’s Forum Americas.