Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership in all of our business activities from operations to product
design and recycling solutions. Lenovo's corporate
policy on environmental affairs is supported by the company's ISO 14001 certified global
environmental management system (EMS), which is key to our efforts to achieve results consistent with
environmental leadership and ensures the company is vigilant in protecting the environment across all of our
Environmental responsibility is only one aspect of Lenovo's overall sustainability program. Lenovo's
sustainability policy expresses our commitment to taking care of the long-term economic, social and
environmental health of our company and the communities in which we operate. Lenovo is a global company and
we demonstrate corporate social responsibility everywhere we conduct business.
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 insure 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.
Visit our climate change page for more information on the
specific actions Lenovo is taking to reduce harmful GHG emissions.
Waste and Water
One of Lenovo's primary environmental objectives for operational facilities involves minimizing solid waste
and maximizing recycling and reuse. Lenovo manufacturing and R&D facilities, and some large office locations
worldwide, achieved a reuse/recycling rate of 86.7 percent during FY 2014/15. Lenovo operations generate
minimal quantities of hazardous waste.
Hazardous waste generated at operational facilities includes oils, coolants, organic solvents, batteries,
fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts. All are disposed of in accordance with local environmental regulations
with reputable vendors who are approved through a stringent Lenovo audit process. During FY 2014/15, Lenovo
neither imported nor exported any hazardous waste.
Lenovo's manufacturing and product development operations do not have any wet processes. Since Lenovo
withdraws water only from municipal sources and only for human support, we have minimal impact on local
water resources. As such, there are minimal opportunities to reuse and recycle water, but this metric is
tracked. We do, however, identify and implement opportunities to reduce the amount of water we consume.
Click here for further
information regarding Lenovo's waste and water statistics.