Lenovo is focused on providing smarter technology that builds a brighter, more sustainable future. With over a decade of reporting on its sustainability performance, Lenovo has a track record of meeting and exceeding its sustainability goals. Lenovo is committed to a smarter future, evidenced by its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.1
Pursuing emissions reduction
Lenovo is committed to achieving net-zero by 2050.
Lenovo is working to reduce its carbon footprint from product design and manufacturing to delivery and lifecycle. Lenovo is the first PC and smartphone maker to have targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative's (SBTi) Net-Zero Standard.1
Lenovo's broad approach drives innovation in its product design and operations. For instance, Lenovo engineers developed a low-temperature solder (LTS) technology to lower the oven temperature on their manufacturing lines, reducing the energy required and associated emissions. LTS has helped Lenovo to reduce 10,000 tons of CO2 emissions since 2017.
Lenovo is on the path to its 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions goal. Their near-term 2030 reduction targets are:
Reducing packing waste
Lenovo’s packaging engineers never stop thinking about ways to make their packaging more sustainable through recycled materials and the elimination of plastic. Together with reducing waste and innovative design, they’re helping to reduce packaging’s environmental impact.
Shipping in bulk
Lenovo packages like devices together to minimise materials used without jeopardising shipping protection integrity.
Shipping lighter packages
Lenovo also expanded their use of bamboo fibres to include the ThinkPad X1 retail boxes in FY 2021/22, reducing the weight by 30% compared to the previous retail box.
Building more sustainable supply chains
Lenovo operates on a flexible, resilient global supply chain with continuous investments in renewable energy projects, sourcing, transportation, logistics, and end-of-life management programs. Lenovo also works closely with its partners to help them meet emissions reduction and sustainability goals.
Reverse supply chains help them collect products and parts that still have life, or that can be repaired or refurbished for further use.