Lenovo Sustainability

Perfomance Data

Please see our Sustainability Report for more information.

General Data

FY 2013/14 FY 2014/15 FY 2015/16 FY 2016/17 FY 2017/18
Revenue (Millions USD) $38,707 $46,296 $44,911 $43,035 $45,350
Revenue Analysis by Geography
Americas 21% 26% 30% 30% 31%
EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) 25% 28% 26% 26% 28%
Asia Pacific (excluding China) 16% 14% 16% 16% 16%
China 38% 32% 28% 28% 25%

$7M USD device contribution from Lenovo’s Mobile Business Group to the Sprint 1Million Project not included in “Total Contribution to Communities” — please see page 64 for more information.

Employees, Health and Safety

Number of Employees2

FY 2013/14

FY 2014/15

FY 2015/16

FY 2016/17

FY 2017/18

Total

54,372

50,348

48,975

46,163

45,754

Percentage of Employees by Region

 

 

 

 

 

Americas

23%

25%

15%

15%

16%

Asia Pacific (excluding China)

7%

8%

8%

9%

9%

China

63%

59%

69%

66%

66%

EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)

7%

8%

8%

9%

8%

Percentage of Employees by Gender

 

 

 

 

 

Males

60%

64%

66%

65%

65%

Females

40%

36%

34%

35%

35%

 

CY 2013

CY 2014

CY 2015

CY 2016

CY 2017

           

Hours of training per manufacturing employee

(including part-time employees)

35

35

35

35

35

           

Incident Rates

CY 2013

CY 2014

CY 2015

CY 2016

CY 2017

Recordable Rate

0.19

0.13

0.1

0.07

0.09

Lost-Time Rate

2.27

2.20

2.69

0.5

1.5

Number of employee fatalities

(work-related)

0

0

0

0

0

Number of contractor fatalities

(work-related)

0

0

0

0

0

 

CY 2013

CY 2014

CY 2015

CY 2016

CY 2017

Number of OHSAS 18001 registered facilities

9

10

10

10

10

Communities and Philanthropy3

 

FY 2013/14

FY 2014/15

FY 2015/16

FY 2016/17

FY 2017/18

Corporate Cash and Product Donations

Lenovo Foundation and Donor Advised

 

 

 

 

 

Funds4

$417,500

$590,000

$404,000

$75,000

$819,000

China

$358,000

$176,000

$311,000

$48,000

North America5

$156,500

$411,450

$692,000

$906,000

$325,000

Lenovo Match of North America Employee Donations

$214,988

$259,431

$281,778

$352,654

$339,000

EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)

$105,000

$169,000

$64,000

$86,000

Asia Pacific (excluding China)

$10,880

$82,000

$59,000

$195,000

           

Regional Product and Other In-Kind Donations

 

 

 

 

 

Latin America6

$262,086

$319,000

$15,000

$111,000

China

$542,000

$113,000

$100,000

$300,000

$330,516

North America

$366,409

$280,766

$388,000

$946,000

$1,050,000

EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)

$60,000

$36,000

$50,000

$21,000

Asia Pacific (excluding China)7

$155,928

$140,000

$67,000

$375,709

Disaster Response in U.S. and Mexico

(reported at cost)

 

 

 

 

$1,714,000

           

Employee Volunteering Hours (through efforts sponsored by Lenovo)

 

 

 

 

 

North America

7,500

16,000

19,000

26,205

19,296

Rest of World

>5,000

>5,000

>5,000

1,266

10,704

           

Estimated Value of Employee Volunteer

 

 

 

 

 

Hours8

 

 

 

 

$1,300,000

Total Contribution to Communities

 

 

 

 

$6,714,225

$7M USD device contribution from Lenovo’s Mobile Business Group to the Sprint 1Million Project not included in “Total Contribution to Communities” — please see page 64 for more information.

Environmental Data

 

FY 2013/14

FY 2014/15

FY 2015/16

FY 2016/17

FY 2017/18

GHG Emissions9

(metric tons CO2 equivalent — MT CO2e)

 

 

 

 

 

Scope 1

13,507

8,996

7,068

8,294

6,371

Scope 2 (location-based)

244,372

221,406

228,493

213,637

193,760

Total Scope 1 & Scope 2 (location-based)

257,879

230,402

235,561

221,931

200,131

           

Scope 2 (market-based)

244,372

221,406

203,041

185,400

176,800

           

Scope 3

FY 2013/14

FY 2014/15

FY 2015/16

FY 2016/17

FY 2017/18

Business Travel

26,844

34,600

39,000

58,000

49,000

Product Transportation

316,594

293,102

326,840

351,100

359,000

Emissions from Waste

1,058

2,138

2,149

2,390

1,700

Employee Commuting

24,720

30,700

26,300

23,800

20,100

Purchased Goods and Services

1,117,052

1,054,683

1,646,141

2,054,900

1,855,000

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

8,936

10,737

14,664

12,300

11,900

Use of Sold Products

14,300,000

12,800,000

12,000,000

11,600,000

11,847,000

End-of-Life Treatment of Sold Products

400,000

300,000

290,000

280,000

271,000

Capital Goods

N/A

37,700

227,700

101,000

246,000

           

Emissions Intensity: GHG Emissions — Scope

FY 2013/14

FY 2014/15

FY 2015/16

FY 2016/17

FY 2017/18

1 & Scope 2 (location-based)9

(metric tons per $ million revenue)

6.66

4.98

5.25

5.16

4.41

           

Operational Energy Intensity Use — Scope 1 & Scope 2 (location-based)9

(MWh per $ million revenue)

FY 2013/14

FY 2014/15

FY 2015/16

FY 2016/17

FY 2017/18

Fuel Combustion

0.54

0.72

0.74

0.94

0.77

Purchased Energy

(electricity, steam, cooling)

4.14

4.66

6.97

6.74

6.57

           

Operational Energy Use — Scope 1 & Scope 2 (location-based)9

(MWh)

FY 2013/14

FY 2014/15

FY 2015/16

FY 2016/17

FY 2017/18

Fuel Combustion

20,953.29

33,201.65

33,363.16

40,257.94

34,733.55

Purchased Energy

(electricity, steam, cooling)

160,298.07

215,753.86

313,027.41

290,112.63

298,019.77

           

Voluntary Purchases of Renewable Energy9

FY 2013/14

FY 2014/15

FY 2015/16

FY 2016/17

FY 2017/18

Solar Energy (MWh)

332

201

221

1,607

3,713

Renewable Energy Credits (MWh)10

12,621

15,000

26,400

16,250

500

International Renewable Energy Credits (MWh)10

N/A

N/A

N/A

22,000

13,200

Guarantees of Origin (MWh)10

N/A

10

4,500

7,300

8,600

Carbon Offsets (MT CO2e)

45,765

80,000

54,000

55,000

10,000

Renewable Energy Generation Capacity (MW)11

0.3

0.3

0.3

5.5

5.5

           

Water12

(in Cubic Meters)

FY 2013/14

FY 2014/15

FY 2015/16

FY 2016/17

FY 2017/18

Water Withdrawal

874,742

1,202,689

1,366,829

1,429,610

1,385,080

Waste Water Discharge Values

811,807

1,127,164

1,298,427

1,351,405

1,260,986

Wastewater Exceedances

0

0

0

0

0

           

Waste13

(in Metric Tons)

FY 2013/14

FY 2014/15

FY 2015/16

FY 2016/17

FY 2017/18

Nonhazardous Waste

27,316.95

35,944.75

40,041.55

44,032.69

44,377.44

Hazardous Waste

26.57

210.29

78.90

67.65

75.27

           

Recovery and Recycling Trends

(in Metric Tons)

CY 2013

CY 2014

CY 2015

CY 2016

CY 2017

Product End-of-Life Management (PELM)14

12,806

14,587

18,600

29,075

24,872

Product Take Back (PTB)14

10,578

11,252

15,487

27,392

23,868

           

Product End-of-Life Management (PELM) Disposition

(in Metric Tons)

CY 2013

CY 2014

CY 2015

CY 2016

CY 2017

Reused

1,239

788

778

710

619

Recycled

11,130

13,209

14,620

26,569

22,808

Waste to Energy (WTE)

264

251

507

907

826

Incinerate

46

78

804

233

284

Landfill

127

256

1,891

656

336

Total

12,806

14,587

18,600

29,075

24,872

           

Product Take Back (PTB) Disposition

(in Metric Tons)

CY 2013

CY 2014

CY 2015

CY 2016

CY 2017

Reused

266

534

375

164

261

Recycled

9,895

10,205

14,128

25,445

22,194

Waste to Energy (WTE)

261

251

502

906

826

Incinerated

45

78

134

233

270

Landfill

111

184

348

644

318

Total

10,578

11,252

15,487

27,392

23,868

           

Use of Recycled Plastics in Products

(in Pounds)

CY 2013

CY 2014

CY 2015

CY 2016

CY 2017

Plastics Containing Recycled Content (PCRC)

22,988,393

23,850,027

20,597,606

15,802,979

13,994,678

Net Post-Consumer Recycled Content (PCC)

11,338,718

13,883,806

11,622,364

10,204,469

9,112,367

Net Post-Industrial Recycled Content (PIC)

8,818

18,739

6,724

0

0

           

ENERGY STAR® Certified Products Availability

(% of product)

 

 

 

 

 

Notebook Platforms

100%

98%

100%

98%

100%

Desktop Platforms

73%

82%

90%

94%

99%

Workstation Platforms

73%

71%

76%

78%

78%

Server Platforms

83%

94%

92%

91%

91%

Monitors

97%

97%

97%

98%

100%

Footnotes:

  1. A change in organization structure in FY 2016/17 led to a restatement of revenue analysis data for previous years according to the new structure.
  2. Number of Employees — Total includes Lenovo employees (regular and supplemental) only. Contractors are not included as they are not Lenovo employees.
  3. In FY 2017/18 Lenovo reorganized its philanthropy efforts, including transitioning the Motorola Mobility Foundation to the Lenovo Foundation.
  4. The increase in FY 2017/18 is attributed to the Lenovo Foundation being fully integrated into Lenovo’s giving reporting.
  5. The decrease in FY 2017/18 is attributed to re-classifying some donations as disaster-related regional giving.
  6. The increase in FY 2017/18 is attributed to contributions made through the first Global Week of Service and the launch of formal partnerships in the region.
  7. The increase in FY 2017/18 is attributed to re-classifying India Companies Act giving as in-region.
  8. Estimated value of volunteer hours based on an average value of hourly wage in North America, adjusted to a lower hourly wage for rest of world. Total value is likely underreported.
  9. Lenovo’s GHG Emissions and Energy Inventory Specifics:
    • Lenovo started to verify energy and GHG emissions data in FY 2009/2010.
    • At the end of FY 2012/13 Lenovo adjusted its historical Scope 1 and 2 CO2e emissions data to account for acquiring Medion in Germany and creating joint venture with NEC in Japan. At the end of FY 2015/16 Lenovo adjusted historical Scope 1 and 2
    • CO2e emissions data to account for acquiring System x and Motorola Mobility.
    • Lenovo started to report location-and market-based Scope 2 from FY 2015/16. Base year’s and consecutive years’ Scope 2 totals are the same for location and market-based method as product and supplier-specific market-based data were not
    • available in the base year and consecutive years so the location-based results has been used as a proxy for the market-based method.
    • Beginning in FY 2015/16, System x and Motorola Mobility data are included in energy and Scope 3 emissions data. Approximately 1% of purchased energy (electricity) is estimated based upon energy use at similar Lenovo facilities with metered usage.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • Purchased goods and services include suppliers covering 90% 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.
    • 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.
    • Lenovo used the current Product Attribute Impact Algorithm (PAIA) notebook, desktop, monitor, tablet, all-in-one, ThinClient and server tool for calculating emissions of Lenovo’s typical notebook, desktop, monitor, tablet, all-in-one, ThinClient 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, ThinClient and server multiplied by sold/shipped product volumes.
    • 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.
    • Solar energy is measured in MWh.
    • Renewable Energy Credit, International Renewable Energy Credit and Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin represent 1 MWh and carbon offset represents 1 MT CO2e. These are reported and calculated separately and taken into consideration internally when evaluating progress toward emissions targets.
    • Renewable energy generation capacity includes electric solar panels in Shanghai and Hefei, China and hot water solar panels in Beijing, China.
  10. FY 2017/18 number is amount Lenovo used, however Lenovo purchased a greater amount.
  11. See the Climate Change Operations page for more information.
  12. Water data includes manufacturing, research & development sites and some large offices. Lenovo started to verify waste and water data in FY 2011/12.
    • Beginning in FY 2015/16, System x and Motorola Mobility data are included in water data.
    • In FY 2017/18, the term “water use” was replaced with “water withdrawal,” however, what is being measured is unchanged.
  13. Waste data includes site waste from manufacturing, research & development sites and some large offices. Waste data includes processes and operations waste; product waste is reported separately.
    • Lenovo started to verify waste and water data in FY 2011/12.
    • Beginning in FY 2015/16, System x and Motorola Mobility data are included in waste data.
  14. Lenovo’s Product End-of-Life Management (PELM) includes product take back (PTB) from customers and Lenovo-owned country returns, manufacturing and R&D scrap, and employee equipment from real estate sites.

Performance on FY 2017/18 Targets

Product Aspects

Target Type

Objective

Key Performance Indicator(s)

Target(s)

Status

Packaging

Minimize packaging material consumption while driving the use of environmentally sustainable materials.

Availability of bulk packaging

Support bulk packaging for DCG products and/or options.

Target met.

Availability of reusable packaging design

Support development of reusable rack crate design for servers.

Target met.

Amount of PCC used

Increase use of 100% PCC by 10% based on shipping volumes relative to previous year.

Target partially met.

Weight or volume reduction

Achieve 5% reduction in weight or volume for at least 1 product.

Target partially met.

Product Energy

Drive reduction in product energy use.

Energy efficiency

New products must show improved energy efficiency relative to the previous generation of the product.1

Target met.

Regulatory and voluntary energy standard compliance

Ensure all products are compliant with regulatory requirements and select products are compliant with preferred energy standards.

Target met.

Quantify lifecycle CO2e emissions associated with the use of Lenovo products.

PCF (kg CO2e)

Continue to support external development of PCF methodologies and standards.

Target met.

Ensure product carbon footprint is published for all new Lenovo products.2

Target met.

Begin calculating PCF for representative sample of newly released servers by January 31, 2018.

Target met.

Target Type

Objective

Key Performance Indicator(s)

Target(s)

Status

Product Materials1,3,4,5

All products across all business units shall contain some Post-Consumer Recycled Content (PCC).

% PCC in product/external enclosure

All newly released DT, AIO, workstation, notebook, tablet and visual products shall contain a minimum of 2% PCC in product.

Target not met.

All newly released server products shall contain minimum of 10% PCC in external enclosure.

Target met.

% products containing closed-loop ABS PCC/ Packaging PCC

Develop and approve closed-loop ABS PCC and packaging PCC supplier and material.

Target met.

Investigate opportunities for use of closed-loop ABS PCC and packaging PCC in select products.

Target not met.

Sustain technological advances and maintain portfolio relative to low-halogen products. Low-halogen parts Monitor and respond to market requirements in this area.

Make available specific low halogen Target met. parts as needed to support local geo customer requirements.

Location Aspects

Target Type

Objective

Key Performance Indicator(s)

Target(s)

Status

Site Air Emissions

Absolute reduction in CO2e emissions from Lenovo operations worldwide.

Metric tons CO2e

Reduce Lenovo's global Scope 1 + Scope 2 GHG emissions by 40% by March 31, 2020, relative to FY 2009/10.6

Target on track.

LME, GRE, LCRE and GEA will establish global action plans to reduce combined Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions by 40% by March 31, 2020, relative to FY 2009/10. The plan will be reviewed and updated annually, at a minimum.6

Target met.

Achieve a 4% reduction in global CO2e emissions by the end of FY 2017/18 relative to previous fiscal year.6

Target met.

Site Energy Consumption

Maximize energy efficiency and minimize CO2e emissions associated with the development, manufacture and delivery of Lenovo products.

Renewable energy generation capacity (MWh)

Achieve 30MW of Lenovo-owned or leased renewable energy generation capacity globally by 2020.

Progress being made but significant challenges exist to achieve 2020 target.

% total energy from RE sources

Achieve a YTY increase in energy purchased from renewable generation sources globally, relative to the previous FY.7

Target met.

Waste Management

Minimize environmental impacts associated with solid waste generated from Lenovo operations and products.

% nonhazardous solid waste recycled

Maintain a global nonhazardous waste recycling rate > 90% (+/-5%).8

Target met.

Water Management

Minimize environmental impacts associated with water use and water discharge from Lenovo operations and products.

m3 water

Total global water use will be +/-5% of FY 2016/17.

Target met.

m3 wastewater

Total global wastewater generation will be +/-5% of FY 2016/17.

Target met.

Water risk map

Develop Lenovo's operations water risk map.9

Target met.

Supply Chain Aspects

Target Type

Objective

Key Performance Indicator(s)

Target(s)

Status

Product End-of-Life Management

Increase number of R2-and e-Stewards-certified recyclers and Asset Recovery Service suppliers on Lenovo's approved supplier list.

R2 or e-Stewards certification

In identified countries, ensure 100% of Lenovo approved recyclers and asset recovery services suppliers are R2 and/or e-Stewards certified by 3/31/2018.10

Target not met.

Supplier Environmental Performance

Monitor and drive environmental impact reductions in the Lenovo supply chain.

Climate change reduction targets

Require climate change reduction targets for at least 75% of Lenovo direct suppliers.

Target met.

Environmental criteria in supplier sustainability scorecard

Strengthen environmental criteria in Lenovo's sustainability scorecard for our suppliers year to year.

Target met.

Minimize potential environmental impact of Lenovo’s suppliers.

% audits

Complete RBA audits of 90% of identified suppliers per Lenovo requirements.

Target met.

Completion on time

Complete Cat 1, 2 and 3 environmental audits per Lenovo requirements.

Target met for Cat 1 and 2. Target not met for Cat 3.

Transportation

Drive reductions in Lenovo international product transport carbon emissions.

Climate change reduction targets

Engage with global transportation carriers to ensure they have climate change reduction targets and/or programs.

Target met.

GHG emissions assessment

Conduct transportation GHG emissions assessment against the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) framework.

Target met.

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.
  2. For products for which a PAIA tool exists.
  3. Availability of PCC plastics can be determined through consultation with Lenovo’s Global Environmental Affairs and/or suppliers on the Lenovo Approved PCC Supplier list.
  4. 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.
  5. PCC percentage is calculated using EPEAT methodology (i.e., net amount of post-consumer recycled content as percentage of total weight of plastic in product).
  6. 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 credits and carbon offsets.
  7. 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.
  8. Percent of nonhazardous solid waste disposed of through reuse, recycle or incineration with energy recovery.
  9. Lenovo’s owned and managed EMS sites (manufacturing, R&D) are in scope.
  10. The identified countries are based on EPEAT requirements. In countries where the government or other authorities select and approve the end-of-life program processors and in which the manufacturer does not control the selection of initial service providers, this target is N/A.