Lenovo Sustainability

Perfomance Data

Please see our Sustainability Report for more information.

General Data

FY 2015/16 FY 2016/17 FY 2017/18 FY 2018/19 FY 2019/20
Revenue (Millions USD) $44,911 $43,035 $45,350 $51,038 $50,716
Revenue by Geography
Americas 30% 30% 31% 32% 32%
EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) 26% 26% 28% 25% 25%
Asia Pacific (excluding China) 16% 16% 16% 19% 22%
China 28% 28% 25% 24% 21%
Revenue by Business Group1
IDG - PCSD 69% 70% 71% 75% 79%
IDG - MBG 19% 18% 16% 13% 10%
DCG 10% 9% 9% 12% 11%
Others 2% 3% 3% - -
Research and Development
Expenditures/Sales 3.32% 3.16% 2.81% 2.48% 2.63%

Employees, Health and Safety

Number of Employees2

FY 2015/16

FY 2016/17

FY 2017/18

FY 2018/192

FY 2019/20

Total

48,975

46,163

45,754

57,000

63,000

Percentage of Employees by Region3

 

 

 

 

 

Americas

15%

15%

16%

16%

18%

Asia Pacific (excluding China)

8%

9%

9%

11%

12%

China

69%

66%

66%

65%

62%

EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)

8%

9%

8%

8%

8%

Percentage of Employees by Gender

 

 

 

 

 

Males

66%

65%

65%

64%

64%

Females

34%

35%

35%

36%

36%

           

Hours of training per manufacturing employee

CY 2015

CY 2016

CY 2017

CY 2018

CY 2019

(including part-time employees)

35

35

35

35

35

           

Incident Rates

CY 2015

CY 2016

CY 2017

CY 2018

CY 2019

Recordable Rate

0.1

0.07

0.09

0.03

0.03

Lost-Time Rate

2.69

0.5

1.5

0.03

0.03

Number of employee fatalities (work-related)

0

0

0

0

0

Number of contractor fatalities (work-related)

0

0

0

0

0

           

 

CY 2015

CY 2016

CY 2017

CY 2018

CY 20194

Number of OHSAS 18001 registered facilities

10

10

10

14

11

Communities and Philanthropy

FY 2015/16

FY 2016/17

FY 2017/18

FY 2018/19

FY 2019/205

Corporate Cash and Product Donations3

Lenovo Foundation and Donor advised funds

$404,000

$75,000

$819,000

$799,372

$482,887

China6

$411,000

$300,000

$378,516

$308,274

$5,440,440

North America

$1,080,000

$1,852,000

$1,375,000

$1,319,070

$4,648,665

Latin America7

$319,000

$15,000

$111,000

$155,674

$2,507,863

EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)8

$205,000

$114,000

$107,000

$159,621

$407,535

Asia Pacific (excluding China)4

$222,000

$126,000

$570,709

$148,500

$855,386

           

Global Disaster Response

$1,714,000

$260,350

140,000

           

Employee Volunteering Hours (through efforts sponsored by Lenovo)

 

 

 

 

 

North America

>5,000

1,266

19,296

28,242

9,838.49

Rest of World

19,000

26,205

10,704

9,072

17,046

           

Estimated Value of Employee Volunteer9

$1,300,000

$1,616,794

$1,156,022

           

Employee Giving

 

 

 

 

 

Lenovo Match of North America Employee Donations

$281,778

$352,654

$339,000

$380,854

$963,435

Lenovo Match of China and EMEA campaigns (Lenovo and Lenovo Foundation)

$59,775

$380,650

           

Total Contribution to Communities10

 

 

 

 

$14,482,776

           

Estimated value of community impact through philanthropy and volunteerism

 

 

 

 

$16,982,883

Environmental Data

 

FY 2015/16

FY 2016/17

FY 2017/18

FY 2018/19

FY 2019/20

GHG Emissions6

(metric tons CO2 equivalent — MT CO2e)

 

 

 

 

 

Scope 1

7,068

8,294

6,371

6,031

7,766

Scope 2 (location-based)

228,493

213,637

193,760

201,321

162,597

           

Total Scope 1 & Scope 2 (location-based)

235,561

221,931

200,131

207,352

170,363

           

Scope 2 (market-based)

203,041

185,400

176,800

26,029

23,852

           

Scope 3

Business Travel

39,000

58,000

49,000

53,500

46,900

Product Transportation11

326,840

351,100

359,000

633,000

716,384

Emissions from Waste12

2,149

2,390

1,700

1,920

2,110

Employee Commuting

26,300

23,800

20,100

23,600

24,900

Purchased Goods and Services13

1,646,141

2,054,900

1,855,000

1,795,000

2,341,000

Fuel- and Energy-Related Activities (not included in Scope 1 or 2)14

14,664

12,300

11,900

12,100

10,385

Use of Sold Products15

12,000,000

11,600,000

11,847,000

12,885,000

13,669,000

End-of-Life Treatment of Sold Products15

290,000

280,000

271,000

273,500

274,000

Capital Goods16

227,700

101,000

246,000

127,500

446,500

Total

14,572,794

14,483,490

14,660,700

15,805,120

17,531,179

           

Emissions Intensity: GHG Emissions — Scope 1 & Scope 2 (location-based)6

(metric tons per $ million revenue)

5.25

5.16

4.41

4.06

3.36

           

Operational Energy Intensity Use — Scope 1 & Scope 2 (location-based)6

(MWh per $ million revenue)

Fuel Combustion

0.74

0.94

0.77

0.61

0.69

Purchased Energy (electricity, steam, cooling)

6.97

6.74

6.57

6.20

5.77

           

Operational Energy Use — Scope 1 & Scope 2 (location-based)

(MWh)

Fuel Combustion

33,363.16

40,257.94

34,733.55

30,904.82

35,152.32

Purchased Energy (electricity, steam, cooling)17

313,027.41

290,112.63

298,019.77

316,482.68

292,645.18

           

Energy Consumption by Primary Energy Source

(MWh)

Fuel

120,107.39

144,929

125,041

111,25

126,548

Electricity

1,035,664.26

969,914

955,624

979,486

979,740

Steam

83,097.04

64,290

108,649

144,240

66,051

Cooling

8,137.37

10,202

8,599

9,016

7,731

Total

1,247,006.06

1,189,335

1,197,913

1,243,999

1,180,071

           

Direct Energy Consumption by Source (Fuel Detail)

(gigajoules)

Gas/diesel oil (stationary combustion)

3,959

33,350

5,461

10,321

6,442

Natural gas (stationary combustion)

106,018

102,950

113,470

94,476

115,375

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) (stationary combustion)

5,661

4,696

3,087

2,550

1,628

On road diesel fuel (mobile combustion)

1,015

1,088

948

955

801

Gasoline/petrol (mobile combustion)

1,962

1,838

1,835

1,703

1,112

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) (mobile combustion

534

273

240

188

260

Compressed natural gas (CNG) (mobile combustion)

1

-

-

-

-

Jet Kerosene (mobile combustion)

956

734

-

1,064

930

Total

120,107

144,929

125,041

111,257

126,548

           

Global GHG Emission by Markets

(location-based) (MT CO2e)

Scope 1

 

 

 

 

 

Brazil

474.14

2,442.77

13.14

20

340

China

3,904.16

3,275.32

3,765.29

3,860

3,860

Germany

441.60

459.70

667.35

1,047

1,047

India

81.97

62.26

54.06

45

84

Japan

324.05

325.32

322.30

268

191

Mexico

101.71

73.32

73.39

80

625

Taiwan

0.00

0.00

0.00

177

0.00

United States

1,278.6

1,210.76

1,129.80

254

2,484

Rest of World18

461.33

444.54

345.54

279

200

           

Global GHG Emission by Markets

(location-based) (MT CO2e)

Scope 2

 

 

 

 

 

Brazil

2,111.05

1,767.91

2,089.96

1,997

1,997

China

175,102.84

169,055.32

153,233.45

161,087

124,336

Germany

1,764.50

1,784.78

1,684.90

1,761

1,612

India

4,399.98

3,929.03

3,435.42

3,058

2,914

Japan

5,982.48

5,660.41

5,298.89

5,047

5,754

Mexico

3,436.61

3,990.51

3,273.10

3,462

5,029

Taiwan

1,906.53

1,714.77

2,167.49

2,231

2,091

United States

29,090.31

20,973.74

18,297.63

18,615

15,220

Rest of World18

4,698.77

4,760.80

4,279.26

4,062

4,075

           

Renewable Energy6

Solar Energy (MWh)

221

1,607

3,713

3,938

4,226

Generation Capacity (MW)19

0.3

5.5

5.5

12.42

16

           

Water20 (Megaliters)

Water Withdrawal21

1,366.83

1,429.61

1,385.08

1,391.30

1,307

Waste Water Discharge Values

1,298.43

1,351.41

1,260.99

1,256.40

1,183

Consumption

68.402

78.205

124.094

134.9

124

Wastewater Exceedances

0

0

0

0

0

           

Waste22 (in Metric Tons)

Nonhazardous Waste

40,041.55

44,032.69

44,377.44

45,439.49

43,023

Hazardous Waste

78.90

67.65

75.27

66.11

74

           

Product End-of-Life Management (PELM) Disposition (Metric Tons)23

CY 2015

CY 2016

CY 2017

CY 2018

CY 2019

Reused24

778

710

918

652

1,557

Recycled24

14,620

26,569

22,808

18,919

24,856

Waste to Energy (WTE)

507

907

826

845

987

Incinerate

804

233

284

327

1126

Landfill

1,891

656

336

197

Total

18,600

29,075

24,872

20,036

28,685

           

Product Take Back (PTB) Disposition (in Metric Tons)23

CY 2015

CY 2016

CY 2017

CY 2018

CY 2019

Reused

375

164

299

309

1,023

Recycled

14,128

25,445

22,194

18,348

24,112

Waste to Energy (WTE)

502

906

826

823

987

Incinerated

134

233

270

326

1041

Landfill

348

644

318

196

143

Total

15,487

27,392

23,868

19,704

27,306

           

Use of Recycled Plastics in Products (in Pounds)

CY 2015

CY 2016

CY 2017

CY 2018

CY 2019

Plastics Containing Recycled Content (PCRC)

20,597,606

15,802,979

13,994,678

17,102,170

17,102,170

Net Post-Consumer Recycled Content (PCC)

11,622,364

10,204,469

9,112,367

12,207,609

12,876,734

Net Post-Industrial Recycled Content (PIC)

6,724

0

0

0

0

           

ENERGY STAR® Certified Products Availability (% of product)

CY 2015

CY 2016

CY 2017

CY 2018

CY 2019

Notebook Platforms

100%

98%

100%

92%

93%

Desktop Platforms

90%

94%

99%

97%

97%

Workstation Platforms

76%

78%

78%

80%

90%

Server Platforms

92%

91%

91%

90%

94%

Monitors25

97%

98%

100%

98%

94%

Footnotes for Consolidated Metrics:

  1. In the Spring of 2018, the Intelligent Devices Group (IDG) was created through a combination of the PC & Smart Devices Group (PCSD) and Mobile Business Group (MBG). As a result of this change, the intelligent Devices Group (iDG), Data Center Group (DCG) now comprise the company’s three major business units.
  2. Total number of employees includes Lenovo employees (regular and supplemental) and contractors. Restating total number of employees reported in FY 18/19 due to correction.
  3. Restating total number of employees by region reported in FY 18/19 due to correction.
  4. Lenovo manufacturing went through a consolidation period in 2018.  This resulted in the closure of three certified China locations reported in 2019.

Footnotes for Communities and Philanthropy:

  1. All Geographies in-region and corporate budgets include giving towards COVID-19 relief efforts. Total contribution in FY19/20 from Lenovo was $6,656,490.50.
  2. Total FY 2019/20 contribution from China region reflects the creation of Lenovo Foundation Beijing.
  3. FY 2019/20 increase in Latin America giving reflects tracking of the Motorola Brazil tax incentive program.
  4. Total contribution in Asia Pacific includes Lenovo’s commitment to the India Companies Act.
  5. Estimated value of employee volunteer hours in FY 2019/20 is calculated based off an entry level hourly wage of $43 per hour.
  6. Total FY 2019/20 contribution to communities through cash contributions and matches, and product donations refers to employee donations. While estimated value of community impact through philanthropy and volunteerism refers to the cost of employee’s time being spent on volunteering.

Footnotes for Environmenta:

  1. Product transportation emissions include key upstream suppliers representing majority of global logistics spend. Note: Upon looking into GHG Protocol standard we decided to re-categorize this to upstream from downstream transportation (from FY 2016/17, previous years were adjusted accordingly).
  2. Emissions from waste include nonhazardous waste, hazardous waste and waste water from all manufacturing, R&D locations and some large offices. No product waste is included.
  3. Purchased goods and services include suppliers covering 93% of direct global suppliers spend. The RBA Carbon and Water Reporting Tool was used for collection of supplier data. Data was allocated based on revenue.
  4. Fuel-and energy-related activities (not included in Scope 1 or 2) include transmission & distribution (T&D) losses from Lenovo’s worldwide purchased electricity and natural gas. A World Bank database and Energy Star Performance Rating document were used for determining T&D loss rates.
  5. Lenovo used the current Product Attribute Impact Algorithm (PAIA) notebook, desktop, monitor, tablet, all-in-one, thin client and server tool for calculating emissions of Lenovo’s typical notebook, desktop, monitor, tablet, all-in-one, thin client and server. The calculated results show emissions distribution by different parts and also for use, packaging, transportation, and end-of-life treatment categories. The emissions associated with use and end-of-life treatment of sold products were estimated on a “narrow” baseline for the typical notebook, desktop, monitor, tablet, all-in-one, thin client and server multiplied by sold/shipped product volumes.
  6. Emissions from capital goods are based on purchased capital goods in a given year. The 2012 Guidelines to Defra GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting, Annex 13 was used for emission factors for different type of capital goods adjusted for inflation rate and exchange rate.
  7. Approximately less than 1% of purchased energy (electricity) is estimated based upon energy use at similar Lenovo facilities with metered usage.
  8. Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan and United States represent manufacturing and R&D sites in these markets. “Rest of World” represents all sites managed by Lenovo’s Real Estate organization (non-manufacturing) across the world (small and large — except the ones in regions listed above).
  9. Renewable energy generation capacity includes electric solar panels in Hefei and Wuhan China; Morrisville and Whitsett, NC, USA and hot water solar panels in Beijing, China.
  10. Water data includes manufacturing, research & development sites and some large offices.
  11. In FY 2017/18, the term “water use” was replaced with “water withdrawal,” however, what is being measured is unchanged.
  12. Waste data includes site waste from manufacturing, processes and operations, research & development sites, and some large offices. Waste from products is reported separately.
  13. Lenovo’s Product End-of-Life Management (PELM) and Product Take Back (PTB) includes materials from customers and Lenovo-owned country returns, manufacturing and R&D scrap, and employee equipment from real estate sites.
  14. Due to new available data, the total metric tons reported for calendar years 2017 and 2018 have been restated from the totals reported in previous reports. The revised total processed volume in 2017 is 25,170.63 metric tons and in 2018 the total processed is 21,009.86 metric tons.
  15. The 2019 decrease in total for monitors can be attributed to a few high-end gaming displays that could not meet the Energy Star requirements and Lenovo's decision to not to certify some select low cost displays.