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Lenovo Recognized Among Top Companies Going Green in China for Manufacturing and Supply Chain Innovation

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In July 2019, the Chinese government released a set of green manufacturing honorees, featuring 21 factories, eight design products, one park, and nine supply chain management enterprises in Beijing, China. Lenovo's ThinkPad L480, Zhaoyang K43c-80, PC Qitian M520 and M425 series won half of the eight green product honors, and Lenovo was also recognized as a green supply chain enterprise.

The world's manufacturing industry promotes economic development, but it has also brought enormous damage to the environment. As a manufacturing giant, China has been committed to green transformation and upgrading manufacturing in recent years. The purpose of this green manufacturing enterprise appraisal is to build China's advanced green manufacturing enterprises, accelerate the construction of a green manufacturing system, and maintain sustainable development of China and the world's economic growth and environmental protection.

The appraisal criteria for the Green Manufacturing Enterprises are very strict, and the selection process is rigorous. On top of meeting all qualifying conditions, enterprises need to first conduct self-assessment according to relevant standards. Then a selected professional third-party agency conducts field evaluation. In addition, the appraisal requires expert argumentation and market research of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology on six major indicators such as management systems, products, environmental emissions, and nearly a hundred secondary indicators. In total, companies complete over 500 evaluation criteria, a 500-page self-assessment report, and a 700-page third-party evaluation report. Finally, these bases determine the 2019 Beijing Green Manufacturing Model Enterprises. Twenty-one enterprises won the title this year.

As one of the global top 500 companies, Lenovo regards green and environmental protection as one of its core values. While providing customers with superior products and services, Lenovo has been implementing a sustainable development strategy and making social responsibility a driving force for enterprise development. Lenovo strives to establish excellent global corporate citizenship through its social responsibility practices.

Lenovo released its first Lenovo Climate Change Response Strategy in 2010, the Lenovo Sustainable Development Policy in 2012, and corporate social responsibility reports on an annual basis. At the same time, the company continues to invest in green manufacturing by making and promoting energy-saving and environmentally friendly products and technologies, promoting clean energy, recycling electronic wastes, and supporting green development in more industries and fields. Since 2010, Lenovo has achieved a 32% reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions by adopting a green manufacturing process. About 10%-17% consumer recycled plastics are used in Lenovo's high-end server products. Package weights are reduced by innovative packaging materials based on biotechnology (such as bamboo and bagasse), thereby cutting waste discharges, carbon emissions, and transportation costs.

In the future, Lenovo will continue to comprehensively explore new technologies and solutions, give full play to its technological innovation advantages as a high-tech Internet company, and promote the sustainable development of global green manufacturing.

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (OTC:LNVGY) is a US$50 billion Fortune Global 500 company, with 57,000 employees and operating in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. By designing, engineering and building the world's most complete portfolio of smart devices and infrastructure, we are also leading an Intelligent Transformation – to create better experiences and opportunities for millions of customers around the world. To find out more visit https://www.lenovo.com, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Weibo and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.

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