As a global company, we undertake social responsibilities by promoting harmonious social development rather than merely focusing on our own development. Huawei incorporates sustainability requirements into our business operations and establishes management systems to fulfill sustainability initiatives. Looking into the future, Huawei will remain dedicated to creating economic benefits for society. We will also focus on sustainability opportunities and challenges and continuously improve our sustainability management by working closely with stakeholders to build a harmonious business ecosystem.
Huawei has established a sustainability management system based on international standards and guidelines such as ISO26000 and SA8000, and developed and published a series of policies, processes, and baselines. We make full use of our sustainability management processes to plan, implement, monitor, and improve our sustainability work. In 2018, we reviewed how our processes worked and streamlined and improved our processes accordingly to make them better match our business operations, create more business value, and boost efficiency.
In 2018, Huawei improved its sustainability maturity assessment (SMA) tool and carried out a comprehensive assessment covering five dimensions: leadership, planning, organization and capabilities, process operations, and performance evaluation. The purpose of the assessment is to fully understand the maturity of each business domain, identify areas for improvement, and drive business departments to make ongoing improvements. 2018 was the fourth year that Huawei conducted an SMA. The results showed that the maturity level of Huawei's sustainability management has continued to steadily improve.