More sustainable technology choices with Lenovo

September 26th, 2023

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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

Innovative engineering

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.

Lenovo is steadily increasing the use of materials like bamboo, sugarcane, and paper tape in their packaging.

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.

Product reintegration

Reverse supply chains help them collect products and parts that still have life, or that can be repaired or refurbished for further use.

Lenovo plans to remove 1 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions from their supply chain by 2025/26.
In 2021, Lenovo used 17 million pounds of recycled products in their products. In addition to post-consumer content plastics, Lenovo recently incorporated magnesium into some of its products.

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