Lenovo Sustainability

Environmental Targets

FY 2018/19 Targets

Product Aspects

Our Approach Objective Targets

Packaging

Minimize packaging material consumption while driving the use of environmentally sustainable materials. Support bulk packaging for DCG products and/or options.
Support development of reusable rack crate design for servers.
Increase use of 100% PCC by 10% based on shipping volumes relative to previous year.
Achieve 5% reduction in weight or volume for at least 1 product.
Identify one new Lenovo product for which to implement use of 100% biodegradable/compostable packaging.
Packaging box material recycled content must be at least 60% or greater for all new phone products released in FY 2018/19.

Product Energy

Drive reduction in product energy use. New products must show improved energy efficiency relative to the previous generation of the product. 1
Enable industry best practices to reduce energy waste and improve efficiency on new MBG products where technically and financially feasible.
Identify at least one energy efficiency improvement metric for product category by September 30, 2018 in support of development of science-based targets.
Ensure all products are compliant with regulatory requirements and select products are compliant with preferred energy standards.
For products requiring IEEE 1680.1 registration, ensure applicable product meets Lowest Power Mode limits per the requirements and exceptions allowed in the IEEE 1680.1 standard.
Drive reduction in product energy use. Continue to support external development of PCF methodologies and standards through membership and participation in key organizations.
Ensure product carbon footprint is published for all new Lenovo products. 2
Begin calculating PCF for representative sample of newly released servers by January 31, 2018.
Perform LCA (life-cycle assessment) for one Lenovo selected product by March 31, 2019.

Product Materials 1, 3, 4, 5

All products across all business units shall contain some Post-Consumer Recycled Content (PCC) Plastic. All newly released DT, AIO, workstation, notebook, tablet, visual and accessory products shall contain a minimum of 2% PCC in product.
Explore opportunities for PCC usage for MBG products.
All newly released server products shall contain minimum of 10% PCC in external enclosure. 6
Develop and approve PC+ABS closed-loop PCC supplier and material.
Explore opportunities for closed-loop usage for desktop all-in-one, workstation, notebook, tablet, visual and accessory products
Sustain technological advances and maintain portfolio relative to low-halogen products. Monitor and respond to market requirements in this area. For products requiring IEEE 1680.1 registration, ensure each plastic part in the product exceeding 25 g shall not contain greater than 1000 ppm chlorine or greater than 1000 ppm bromine at the homogeneous level per the requirements and exceptions allowed in the IEEE 1680.1 standard.
For notebook and desktop products requiring IEEE 1680.1 registration, assess flame retardants and plasticizers in plastic parts > 25 g to GreenScreen Benchmark per the requirements and exceptions allowed in the IEEE 1680.1 standard.
Upon customer request make available external PVC-free cable.

Location Aspects

Our Approach Objective Targets

Site Air Emissions

Absolute reduction in CO₂e emissions from Lenovo operations worldwide. Reduce Lenovo’s global Scope 1 + Scope 2 GHG emissions by 40% by March 31, 2020, relative to FY 2009/10. 7
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. 7
Evaluate Lenovo’s readiness to establish science-based targets for GHG emissions reduction targets after 2020.

Site Energy Consumption

Maximize energy efficiency and minimize CO₂e emissions associated with the development, manufacture and delivery of Lenovo products. Achieve 30MW of Lenovo-owned or leased renewable energy generation capacity globally by 2020.
Achieve a YTY increase in energy purchased from renewable generation sources globally, relative to the previous FY. 8
Achieve YTY improved energy intensity 9 index at manufacturing sites globally, relative to the previous FY.
Achieve YTY improved electricity intensity 10 at R&D and office sites globally, relative to the previous FY.

Waste Management

Minimize environmental impacts associated with solid waste generated from Lenovo operations and products. Maintain a global nonhazardous waste recycling rate > 90% (+/-5%). 11

Water Management

Total global water withdrawal will be +/-5% of FY 2017/18. Maintain a global nonhazardous waste recycling rate > 90% (+/-5%). 11
Total global wastewater generation will be +/-5% of FY 2017/18.

Supply Chain Aspects

Our Approach Objective Targets

Product End-of-Life Management

Provide product recycling programs and recycling related information that meets or exceeds local legal requirements wherever we do business. For geos requiring IEEE 1680.1 product registrations, ensure requirements for end-of-life processing are met with required documentation in place by end of FY 2018/19.
Develop and implement standardized reporting format for identification of materials and components requiring selective treatment for products covered under IEEE 1680.1.

Develop and implement standardized reporting format for identification of materials and components requiring selective treatment for products covered under IEEE 1680.1.

Monitor and drive environmental impact reductions in the Lenovo supply chain. Require climate change reduction targets for at least 85% of Lenovo direct suppliers based on procurement spend.
Reduce the supplier emission intensity 25% by 2025 relative to a 2015 base year.
Strengthen environmental criteria in Lenovo’s sustainability scorecard for our suppliers year to year.
Minimize potential environmental impact of Lenovo’s suppliers. Complete RBA audits of 90% of identified suppliers on time per Lenovo requirements.
Complete Cat 1, 2 and 3 environmental audits per Lenovo requirements.

Transportation

Drive reductions in Lenovo international product transport carbon emissions. Continue DHL Carbon Dashboard reporting for RoW carriers and share results across GSC to influence MoT decisions, and start collecting and reporting for domestic China deliveries.
Drive Tier 1 carriers to reduce carbon emissions by establishing carbon emission reporting process and mechanism (incl. baseline, reduction target, initiatives, actions and tracking mechanism, etc.).

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 or is not technically feasible.
  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.
  6. If product not being registered to EPEAT, PM2 is N/A. If product is being registered to EPEAT, exemptions allowed per EPEAT requirements.
  7. These goals 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Energy intensity index is energy consumption in kWh per million US$ revenue.
  10. Electricity intensity is electricity consumption in kWh per employee.
  11. Percent of nonhazardous solid waste disposed of through reuse, recycle or incineration with energy recovery.