Climate and Energy Policy
Original approval date: August 06, 2010 Revision effective date: March 13, 2019
Lenovo recognizes that climate change is a serious threat and believes that we should all do our part to reduce harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Lenovo acknowledges and accepts the findings of current climate science, which indicate a human contribution to climate change. We support the consensus conclusions of the scientific community described in the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The company accepts the call to action which arises from these conclusions.
Lenovo is dedicated to reducing our global carbon footprint. We have developed a comprehensive strategy to address all aspects of our business, set aggressive objectives and targets, and we are measuring our performance against each objective and target to ensure that we stay on track. Lenovo commits to absolute reductions in the emissions of greenhouse gasses from company operations and to drive and facilitate similar reductions in Lenovo’s supply chain and customer base through the implementation of a comprehensive climate change strategy. Lenovo’s climate change strategy will be consistent with the findings of developing climate change science and a goal of maintaining global economic security.
Energy management is a priority for Lenovo and a key component of Lenovo’s climate change strategy. The links between energy, climate and operational costs make their effective management central to maintaining sustainable operations. To this end Lenovo will:
- Strive to continually improve the energy efficiency of our existing processes and operations.
- Install the most efficient low or no carbon energy technologies in new facilities and operations and install local renewable energy generation capabilities, where technically and economically feasible.
- Support an increase in the percentage of energy generated from renewable sources globally.
Yuanqing Yang, Chief Executive Officer