The sustainable development of the industry chain relies on the involvement of suppliers. In recent years, customers and other stakeholders have paid great attention to our ability to reduce carbon emissions through suppliers. This not only helps suppliers improve their energy efficiency and reduce operating costs, but also reduces customers' carbon footprints.
Implementing green management for suppliers is an effective way to make the supply chain more competitive and promote the sustainable development of enterprises to the greatest extent possible. Huawei continues to carry out a green partnership program, and works with suppliers to provide innovative solutions for energy conservation and emission reduction. We also participate in related industry organization activities and the development of related standards to help build a comprehensive green supply chain.
Environmental Protection and Energy Conservation through Suppliers
Since 2011, Huawei has been supporting the Green Choice Alliance, which was established by the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), a non-governmental organization. We have added the IPE's enterprise environmental data to our supplier audit list and supplier self-checklist. When query results show that a supplier violates environmental rules, Huawei immediately asks them to solve the problems within a designated timeframe. In 2018, routine queries about the environmental data of 900 key suppliers revealed 52 violations of environmental protection rules, and these violations were properly addressed. On the IPE's 2018 Greening the Global Supply Chain – Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), Huawei was scored as the leading company in mainland China and ranked 7th in the IT sector.
We encourage our suppliers to develop energy metering systems, audit their energy usage, identify opportunities to reduce energy use and carbon emissions, study industry-leading practices and case studies, and develop and implement their own energy conservation and emissions reduction plans.
In 2018, a total of 20 suppliers took part in our program, together reducing CO₂ emissions by 51,094 tons.
CO₂ Emissions Reduction of Suppliers Involved in Our Program from 2014 to 2018