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A Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

As a global company, Huawei values diversity in its workforce and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees enjoy equal opportunities. By the end of 2022, Huawei had about 207,000 employees from 162 different countries and regions. We also attach great importance to developing local teams. In 2022, we hired more than 4,000 local people at our offices outside of China, with 63.8% of our workforce hired locally.

A Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

We respect the lifestyles of all of our employees and aim to create an environment that makes it easy for anyone to practice their beliefs and customs. For example, we have opened prayer rooms on our campuses. And for nursing mothers, we provide lactation rooms. We also operate facilities like canteens, cafes, gyms, and libraries. All of these facilities help us provide quality services that meet the diverse needs of our employees. We organize a wide range of team activities (such as Family Day, engineer culture festival, and talent shows) around the world to foster mutual understanding and trust between employees from different cultural backgrounds and create a positive organizational climate. We also encourage employees with shared hobbies to form recreational communities, which include music clubs, dance clubs, reading clubs, running clubs, and photography clubs.

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Huawei has long been an advocate of a healthy work-life balance, and is working hard to improve work and living environments for employees

Huawei is committed to complying with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and our Caring for Employees Policy lays out the principles and requirements we believe that a good employer must meet to ensure employee care. These principles and requirements cover child labor, forced or involuntary labor, health and safety, diversity, discrimination, humane treatment, working hours, compensation and benefits, freedom of association, privacy protection, learning and development, and more. Huawei's subsidiaries have also released their own employee care policies based on local laws and regulations. We have put in place processes, systems, and baselines to ensure our employee care policies are effectively implemented.

When it comes to recruitment, promotion, and compensation, we do not discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, age, pregnancy, or disability. We prohibit the use of child labor and forced labor (including bonded or indentured labor), and have effective measures in place to prevent the recruitment and use of such labor. Not a single instance of child or forced labor has been found at Huawei and we hold all our suppliers to this same standard, regularly conducting audits to ensure their compliance.

We have also established effective mechanisms to ensure that our employees' voices are heard and respond actively to their inquiries, as part of our greater efforts to create an open, inclusive workplace that encourages mutual respect and diversity. For example, we gather our employees' opinions and suggestions through our Manager Feedback Program (MFP), the organizational climate survey, the manager open day program, and more. Employees can also report violations, file complaints, and seek assistance through multiple channels such as the dedicated complaint mailbox of our Committee of Ethics and Compliance (CEC) and our internal service hotline. Huawei keeps all reporters' information strictly confidential and prohibits any attempts to threaten or retaliate against reporters.

StoryHuawei Releases the First Diversity White Paper, Contributing to an Inclusive World

At its Women in Tech salon held in Shanghai on Programmer's Day, October 24, 2022, Huawei released its first diversity white paper and launched a new diversity initiative, calling on enterprises to contribute more to social equity and diversity.

ICT is reshaping the world around us, bringing about more positive changes in society. At Huawei, we believe that better, more equal workplace environments need more than just internal initiatives from individual companies, and that the opportunities emerging from advancements in ICT should be accessible to everyone. Companies need to take concrete action to ensure equity in the workplace, and push this concept to their partners, customers, suppliers, governments, and related NGOs. We need this goal to touch the hearts of everyone around the world. Huawei believes that we need more innovative concepts that reach a wider audience and thus effectively promote social equity.

For example, Huawei believes that more diversity in tech means more possibilities for all and gives a more human touch to technology. Huawei is committed to helping more women engage in tech and providing opportunities and platforms for women to unleash their potential.

At the Women in Tech salon, a panel of women – each with over 20 years of experience in ICT – were invited to share their expertise and wisdom with female employees and STEM students to help the next generation of women in tech grow.

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Zhou Yan, Chief Research Expert of the Software Department of Huawei Consumer Business Group, and Pallavi Malhotra, Director for Huawei Talent Alliance (online), share their experiences as women in tech