Combatting Climate Change: Approach
Lenovo’s approach to mitigating climate change is built on a solid foundation of policy, strategy, and an ISO 14001-certified Environmental Management System (EMS).
Lenovo is committed to continually reducing our global carbon footprint across all of our business activities. This can be demonstrated through our:
- Climate and Energy Policy
- Climate Change Strategy
- Climate Change Objectives and Targets
All of this is controlled and monitored by our EMS. It reflects our commitment to design and manufacture environmentally conscious products that minimize environmental impact, and to continually improve our performance in this area.
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Climate and Energy Policy
Our policy recognizes that climate change is a serious threat and expresses our belief that we should all do our part to reduce harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Signed by Yuanqing Yang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, it applies to all Lenovo operations and activities.
Click here to read our Climate and Energy Policy.
Climate Change Strategy
Our strategy focuses on the following five key areas:
- Internal operations and the direct emissions from our facilities
- Energy suppliers and their operational emissions which are attributable to our activities
- Our supply chain and emissions associated with the production and delivery of goods and services
- Our customers and the emissions associated with their procurement, use, and disposal of our products
- Government, NGO, and public actions in support of transitioning to a low-carbon economy
In each of these areas, we identify and work with partners to drive and facilitate global, national and local GHG emission reductions. For more information, click here to read our white paper Addressing Climate Change at Lenovo.
Cooperating for Progress
Lenovo supports multi-stakeholder efforts to drive progress in climate change mitigation through the following activities:
Jointly initiating the China Low Carbon Alliance
Signing the We Mean Business Initiative
Signing the American Business Act on Climate Pledge
Presenting at the inaugural meeting of the China Green Manufacturing Alliance
Joined the Product Attribute to Impact Algorithm (PAIA) Project, a collaboration led by Quantis and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to streamline Product Carbon Footprints (PCF) for Information and Communications Technology products. For more information, click here.
Lenovo’s emission reduction targets are approved as science-based by Science Based Targets initiative.
Lenovo’s emission reduction targets have been assessed and approved as science-based by Science Based Targets initiative on June 30, 2020. Click here to read our white paper Addressing Climate Change at Lenovo: “Lenovo’s Journey to Science-Based Targets” for more information.
Each year, as part of our EMS process, we set company-wide objectives and targets (O&Ts). These O&Ts address areas identified as significant for Lenovo, and, with regard to climate change, include energy consumption, associated GHG emissions, and resulting climate change impacts.Each year, as part of our EMS process, we set company-wide objectives and targets (O&Ts). These O&Ts address areas identified as significant for Lenovo, and, with regard to climate change, include energy consumption, associated GHG emissions, and resulting climate change impacts.
In designing our solutions, we seek prioritize energy efficiency first, driving installation of onsite renewable energy generation second and purchasing renewable energy commodities or carbon offsets third.In designing our solutions, we seek prioritize energy efficiency first, driving installation of onsite renewable energy generation second and purchasing renewable energy commodities or carbon offsets third.
In addition to initiating projects to improve energy efficiency and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions across our organization, we are looking to increase Lenovo's use of renewable energy globally.
Lenovo's scope 1, 2 and 3 science-based targets
Base year: FY 2018/19
Target year: FY 2029/30