Sustainability Management System
As part of our efforts to achieve our strategic sustainability goals, we have considered both internal and external environments and followed ISO 26000 and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct while working on the six key areas of our sustainability management system: leadership, planning, organization and skills support, process operations, performance appraisal, and system improvement. Our goal is to manage our sustainability strategies and goals in a closed loop, enhance digital operations, and increase stakeholder satisfaction.
Framework of Huawei's Sustainability Management System
We have created a Corporate Sustainable Development (CSD) Committee for the Huawei Group, which is responsible for helping Huawei's business units set and work toward sustainability goals in accordance with our four sustainability strategies. The Committee consists of more than 10 senior executives from various departments, including human resources (HR), manufacturing, logistics services, procurement, and research and development (R&D). The CSD Committee is chaired by Tao Jingwen, a board member and President of the Quality, Business Process & IT Department.
Functions of the CSD Committee:
Develops corporate-level sustainability strategies, guidelines, objectives, and policies; sets the course; and monitors their implementation.
- Coordinates the creation, implementation, and continuous improvement of the sustainability management system; decides on sustainability related matters; and ensures that Huawei's sustainability management complies with relevant laws and regulations, international standards, and customer requirements.
- Facilitates sustainability-related communication with key stakeholders such as customers, regulators, and industry organizations.
- Drives the resolution of sustainability issues across domains or processes and coordinates sustainability operations from end to end.
- Provides guidance on the development, operation, and improvement of our environment, occupational health and safety (EHS) management system, and handles major EHS issues.
The Committee meets quarterly and may convene special meetings as necessary to discuss and take decisions on sustainability issues. To support the efficient operations of the CSD Committee, we have appointed a working group, which is responsible for coordinating and completing everyday sustainability work and facilitating the achievement of strategic goals related to sustainability.