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Environmental Protection

Contributing to a clean, efficient, low-carbon, and circular economy

The 21st century has seen a sharp increase in the severity of climate change, melting glaciers, plastic pollution, soaring e-waste, and other environmental problems, forcing us to reassess our relationship with nature. Even since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2015, global warming has been still accelerating. However, we are happy to see that more and more countries have committed to the goal of carbon neutrality and are taking more action to slow climate change. Carbon neutrality will mean the shift from the fossil fuel era to a clean energy era. More and more countries and companies are investing in and using more renewable energy. To reduce our carbon footprint and the negative impact of human activities on the environment, people are exploring and developing the circular economy so that we can get the most out of the resources we use.

As a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, Huawei believes that technology will play a critical role as we move towards a cleaner planet. We are working to protect the planet with our technology and to contribute to a sustainable world while providing green connectivity. Specifically, we focus on three areas:

  • Reducing carbon emissions: We use managerial and technical measures to reduce the carbon footprint of our products. We also work with our upstream and downstream partners to build a greener supply chain by helping them reduce their environmental impact. Our innovative ICT solutions can help entire industries reduce their carbon emissions, and we take every responsible step that we can to cut carbon emissions.
  • Promoting renewable energy: Using ICT solutions in combination with photovoltaics, we are driving a shift to a low-carbon energy mix and making the fullest possible use of renewables, ultimately providing green power for the intelligent world.
  • Contributing to a circular economy: We are using more eco-friendly materials and reducing our use of raw resources. Our products are more durable and easier to disassemble, and we have expanded our product recycling program. We will make the world a better place by using less resources.
  • 93

    of our top 100 suppliers set a carbon emission reduction target

  • 220 million kWh

    of the electricity we used in China came from renewable energy sources, equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by 188,000 tons

  • 33.2%

    decrease in carbon emissions per million RMB of sales revenue compared to the base year (2012), beating the target (30%) we set in 2016

  • 4,500+ tons

    of smart device e-waste processed by our own recycling stations

Areas of Focus

Reducing Carbon Emissions

Huawei reduces carbon emissions by providing green products, creating green, sustainable company campuses, and building a competitive and green supply chain.

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Promoting Renewable Energy

Huawei wants to play an active role in the transition to renewable energy.

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Contributing to a Circular Economy

Huawei is committed to exploring how to contribute more to the circular economy, reducing our reliance on natural resources, and providing customers with more eco-friendly products.

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