Lenovo has announced its goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, validated and approved by the Science Based Targets initiatas ive (SBTi), a partnership between the UN Global Compact, CDP, World Resources Institute and World Wide Fund for Nature – making it the first PC and smartphone maker and one of only 139 companies in the world with a net-zero target validated by SBTi.
By working with SBTi and aligning to their Net-Zero Standard (the world’s first), Lenovo is taking a scientific, collaborative and accountable approach to reducing emissions.
“As a global technology leader, Lenovo has been committed to reducing its emissions for more than a decade,” said Lenovo Chairman Yuanqing Yang. “In the fight against climate change, we believe collaboration and accountability are the two critical elements needed for collective success. We remain dedicated to following climate science, standardizing our measurements, and seeking ongoing validation for our targets and progress.”
“Climate science tells us that we need rapid and deep emissions cuts if we are to achieve global net-zero and prevent the most damaging effects of climate change,” said Luiz Amaral, Chief Executive Officer of the Science Based Targets initiative. “Lenovo’s net-zero targets match the urgency of the climate crisis and set a clear example that their peers must follow.”
Primary strategies for reducing Lenovo’s emissions include reducing the environmental impact of its products, harnessing innovation to increase sustainability in its manufacturing, and decreasing emissions across its operations and value chain. These strategies have been outlined in the company’s Journey to Net-Zero video series, which demonstrates how Lenovo’s experts are changing business processes to meet net-zero targets.
Lenovo’s emissions measurements will contribute to a wider body of collaborative data to understand and limit climate change, in accordance with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. More than 4,000 companies around the world are in the process of aligning their emissions reduction goals to SBTi’s science-based methodology and validation processes.