Boosting economy and employment
Committed to its "Glocalization" strategy, Huawei works tirelessly to boost employment and the economies of the countries and regions where we operate. This includes efforts such as local hiring, local investment, local procurement, and establishing local research facilities.
- An Oxford Economics report, The Economic Impact of Huawei in Europe (November 2020), found that, in 2019 alone, Huawei contributed EUR16.4 billion to Europe's GDP, sustained 224,300 jobs, and drove EUR6.6 billion in tax revenue
- In early 2020, Huawei announced a EUR200 million investment in a new plant for wireless products in France, which is expected to directly create 500 jobs
Delivering both economic and social benefits
ICT technologies directly create value, and also drive immense indirect value by transforming other industries. As they are widely adopted in the industrial, agricultural, financial, and transportation sectors, among others, new ICT technologies can help to improve organizational and social productivity, which leads to even greater social benefits.
- In coal mines, 5G means safer operations, better working environments, and higher productivity. With 5G, mine workers will be able to "wear suits and ties" at work
- In steel plants, 5G-powered remote control systems allow workers to operate from the comfort of air-conditioned rooms, reducing their exposure to noisy and hot working environments and improving productivity
Supporting local industry ecosystems and SMEs
Huawei is committed to open collaboration and innovation for a thriving industry ecosystem. We provide open platforms for local partners, SMEs, and individual developers, which helps to incubate local ICT industries and digital economies.
Promoting open innovation, industry upgrade, and ecosystem growth
Huawei is an active player in industry and academic associations, where we work with stakeholders to advance basic research, develop standards, encourage industry-wide collaboration, and explore solutions to challenges facing industries. In addition, we are stepping up our commitment to open source for innovation in basic software. We are a heavyweight and consistent contributor to major open source communities.
- We go open source with OpenHarmony, openEuler, openGauss, openLookeng, MindSpore, and more
- Huawei is an active member of 600+ industry organizations, including standards organizations, industry alliances, open source communities, and academic associations. Within these organizations, we hold 400+ key positions and have submitted 65,000+ standards contributions
Huawei supports the UN's Sustainable Development Goals through ongoing efforts in areas such as digital upskilling, environmental protection, and the fight against COVID-19.