Technology giant Lenovo is leading the way in corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability. In its recently published 17th annual Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report, Lenovo showcased its remarkable progress in various areas—from renewable energy adoption to empowering global communities and bridging the digital divide.
“As a global company, we have seen the impact of climate change on our stakeholders and feel the urgency to combat it together,” said Yuanqing Yang, Lenovo’s CEO and Chairman. “In the last fiscal year, we were proud to affirm our commitment to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 with net-zero targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and their first-of-its-kind Net-Zero Standard.”
Lenovo’s leadership in sustainability was bolstered this year when it became one of the first group of companies to have net-zero targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative. The company is on track to meet its near-term emissions reduction targets for 2030.
In the fiscal year 2022/23, the company accelerated its transition to a circular economy by increasing the number of products with ‘closed loop’ recycled content from end-of-life IT and electronics. It incorporated recycled plastic into nearly 300 products, with the ThinkPad X1 laptops launched at CES 2023 being a prime example. These laptops boast up to 97% Post Consumer Content (PCC) plastic in the battery enclosure and up to 95% PCC plastic in the speaker enclosures and AC adapter.
Lenovo also created “Lenovo 360 Circle,” a sustainability community that supports and empowers the brand’s downstream ecosystem. By uniting people, programs, and tools, Lenovo 360 Circle unlocks the full breadth and depth of Lenovo’s sustainability strategy for channel partners.