Lenovo, as a next generation global company, is redefining how things are done. We conduct business a bit
differently than others and Lenovo’s Next Generation Hope Fund is consistent with this approach.
Lenovo and our employees worldwide support the needs of the communities where we live and do business
through select investment opportunities that leverage our innovation leadership and global culture. Like our
industry leading products, we enable doers to do more through social investment programs that support a wide
range of programs including those focused on education, research, entrepreneurship, disaster relief and
regional community outreach. To help ensure program success, we evaluate the effectiveness of each
investment against predefined goals upon completion. Lenovo provides assistance through cash contributions,
equipment donations, and employee volunteer hours. As a company, Lenovo annually commits up to 1% of our
pre-tax income to programs and initiatives that serve society.
Education is the passport to our growth and economic prosperity. Lenovo is a global industry leader in the
education market and we are uniquely positioned to make a sustainable difference through our support of
education related programs and initiatives.
Lenovo aims to advance, enhance and extend education at all levels. We support education related programs and
initiatives through our industry leading products and technologies, community investments and program
sponsorships. We don’t limit the scope of our education related social investments but rather we
consider each opportunity based on its own unique merits.
Lenovo donates equipment, provides cash contributions and lends our expertise to schools and related
organizations across all global markets. Lenovo supports global education investments in both K-12 and
Youth Public Entrepreneurship (Lenovo China)
Established in 2009, Lenovo’s Youth Public Entrepreneurship program is one of China’s leading philanthropic
initiatives. This program, which targets college students in China, encourages youth entrepreneurship in
China’s public welfare organizations. This innovative program assists young people building careers in
public welfare while helping to make China’s public welfare enterprises more vibrant and dynamic. Lenovo
China offers its professional resources to assist in training, public practice, venture capital, and other
skills so that young college students interested in careers in public entrepreneurship can successfully
achieve their goals.
Global Disaster Relief
Lenovo has a long-standing practice of assisting communities around the world when disaster strikes. Lenovo
and our employees are committed to helping those less fortunate and to lend a helping hand to those who can
no longer provide for themselves.
During FY 2009/10, Lenovo and our employees supported various global disaster relief efforts including relief
efforts in Haiti, Chili and Taiwan. Lenovo’s response to the January, 2010 Haiti earthquake included
financial support for the Medical Missionaries, equipment donations to the American Red Cross, and a global
employee charitable campaign with employee donations supporting the American Red Cross. Lenovo employees
worldwide donated over $60,000 USD to the American Red Cross in support of the Haiti earthquake relief
Regional Community Outreach
Lenovo’s regional offices have established extensive relationships with their local communities and
regional non-governmental organizations. These regional offices support education, environmental and social
causes unique to their community.
See Lenovo’s most recent sustainability
report for examples of our community outreach programs or information on any of Lenovo’s other
social responsibility initiatives.