Lenovo Sustainability

Environmental Targets

FY 2020/21 Objectives and Targets

Product Aspects

Tartget Type Objective Target(s)

Packaging

Minimize packaging material consumption while driving the use of environmentally sustainable materials. Support bulk packaging for DCG products and/or options.
Achieve 5% reduction in weight or volume for at least one product.
Increase more eco-friendly content of packaging. Move packaging corrugated box material recycled content to more than 50% in MTY MX.
Introducing HRC (high recycled content) PE 1.7 PCF material to more products and options WW.
Meet Bronze level packaging recycled content requirements of NSF/ANSI 426 for ThinkSystem SR630.
Increase use of 100% PCC cushion by 10% based on shipping volumes relative to previous year.
Packaging box material recycled content must be at least 60% or greater for all new phone products released in FY20/21.
Identify one new Lenovo product for which to implement use of 100% biodegradable/compostable packaging.

Product Energy

Drive reduction in product energy use. New products must show improved energy efficiency relative to the previous generation of the product.1
Enable industry best practices to reduce energy waste and improve efficiency on new products where technically and financially feasible.
For products with preferred energy standards such as ENERGY STAR® listed in the marketing requirements document (MRD), ensure that all requirements are met prior to product announcement.
Drive product emissions reductions from use of sold products. Reduce scope 3 GHG emissions from use of sold products 25% per comparable product (for notebooks, desktops and servers) by FY 2029/30 from a FY 2018/19 base year.
Quantify lifecycle CO2e emissions associated with the use of Lenovo products. Ensure product carbon footprint is published for all new Lenovo products.2
Develop and establish Lenovo internal LCA platform before March 31, 2021.3
Perform LCA (life-cycle assessment) for at least one Lenovo selected product by March 31, 2021.4

Product Materials 1, 5, 6, 7

All products across all business units shall contain some Post-Consumer Recycled Content (PCC) Plastic. New DT, AIO, workstation, notebook, tablet, visual and accessory products shall contain a minimum of 2% or more PCC in product.
Explore opportunities for PCC usage for MBG products.
New server products shall contain minimum of 10% or more PCC in external enclosure.8
Implement use of closed loop PCC in DT, AIO, workstation, notebook, tablet, visual, accessory, server and phone products.
Sustain technological advances and maintain portfolio relative to low halogen products. Monitor and respond to market requirements in this area. For products requiring IEEE 1680.1 registration, ensure each plastic part in the product exceeding 25 g shall not contain greater than 1000 ppm chlorine or greater than 1000 ppm bromine at the homogeneous level per the requirements and exceptions allowed in the IEEE 1680.1 standard.
Upon customer request, make available external PVC-free cable.

Location Aspects

Tartget Type Objective Target(s)

Site Air Emissions

Absolute reduction in CO2e emissions from Lenovo operations worldwide. SAE1 - Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 50% by FY 2029/30 from a FY 2018/19 base year.9

Site Energy Consumption

Maximize energy efficiency and minimize CO2e emissions associated with the development, manufacture and delivery of Lenovo products. Achieve 30MW of Lenovo owned or leased renewable energy generation capacity globally by 2020.10
Achieve a YTY increase in energy purchased from renewable generation sources globally, relative to the previous FY.11
Achieve YTY improved energy intensity12 index at manufacturing sites globally, relative to the previous FY.
Achieve YTY improved electricity intensity13 at R&D and office sites globally, relative to the previous FY.
Reduce total energy consumption at ISO 50001 certified locations by at least 1.5% in next 3 years, relative to the FY 2019/20 energy baseline.14

Waste Management

Minimize environmental impacts associated with solid waste generated from Lenovo operations and products. Maintain a global non-hazardous waste recycling rate > 90% (+/- 5%).15

Water Management

Minimize environmental impacts associated with water withdrawal and water discharge from Lenovo operations and products. Total global water withdrawal will be +/- 5% of FY 2019/20.
Total global wastewater generation will be +/- 5% of FY 2019/20.

Supply Chain Aspects

Tartget Type Objective Target(s)

Product End-of-Life Management

Minimize the environmental impact of Lenovo products at end of life. For geos requiring 1680.1 and NSF/ANSI 426 product registration, ensure requirements for end-of-life processing are met with required documentation in place.
Transition Category 3 supplier audits to approved third party auditors in appropriate geos.

Supplier Environmental Performance

Monitor, drive and minimize environmental impact in the Lenovo supply chain. Require water and waste public goals for at least 85% of Lenovo direct suppliers based on procurement spend.
Reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services 25% per million US$ procurement spend by FY 2029/30 from a FY 2018/19 base year.
Achieve 65% of Lenovo direct suppliers based on procurement spend to be ISO 50001 certified (at least one suppliers' manufacturing location).
Achieve 85% of Lenovo direct suppliers based on procurement spend to report to the CDP climate change questionnaire.

Transportation

Drive collaborative environmental efforts in Lenovo’s global logistics. Strengthen emission measurement & tracking.
Deliver Green Leadership through internal & external engagement.
Develop technical solutions and expand optimization efforts to more regions.
Reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions from upstream transportation and distribution 25% per tonne-km of transported product by FY 2029/30 from a FY 2018/19 base year.

Product, Location and Supply Chain Aspects

Tartget Type Objective Target(s)

Circular Economy

Preparedness for increased circular material and product flow approach including reuse, reduce, recycle, refurbish, recovery, repair, remanufacture, redistribute and maintain. Evaluate circular economy concept readiness.

Footnotes:

  1. An exemption from targets in this area may be requested where the BU can clearly demonstrate achieving the target places the Lenovo product at a large price disadvantage against its competition or is not technically feasible.
  2. For products for which a PAIA tool exists. If requested by GEO sales or/and customers, provide a tailored PCF evaluation based on the specific product configuration.
  3. Ready to use for all product categories.
  4. Notebook and accessories as appropriate.
  5. Availability of PCC plastics can be determined through consultation with environmental affairs and/or suppliers on the Lenovo Approved PCC Supplier list.
  6. To drive increased usage of PCC all BUs shall include a requirement for the identification of applications for the use of PCC in MRD and RFI/RFQ. PCC shall be used when technical specifications and cost parity are met.
  7. PCC percentage is calculated using EPEAT methodology.
  8. If product not being registered to EPEAT, PM3 is not applicable for server product. If product is being registered to EPEAT, exemptions allowed per EPEAT requirements.
  9. This goal may be accomplished through energy efficiency, installation of onsite renewable generation, entry into power purchase agreements (PPA) with power providers, and/or the purchase of renewable energy commodities.
  10. Committed is acceptable.
  11. This goal may be accomplished through, installation of onsite renewable energy generation, entry into power purchase agreements (PPA) with power providers and /or the purchase of renewable energy credits.
  12. Energy intensity index is energy consumption in kWh per production volume.
  13. Electricity intensity is electricity consumption in kWh per employee.
  14. Applicable to Lenovo’s ISO 50001 certified locations as of March 31, 2020.
  15. Percent of nonhazardous solid waste disposed of through reuse, recycle or incineration with energy recovery.