Huawei has earned a top rank from CDP for its actions on climate change and transparency of disclosures.
The international environmental non-profit organisation placed the company among its Climate Change ‘A List’, the only firm from mainland China to get the accolade. CDP also granted Huawei an ‘Excellent Environmental Leadership Award’.
Huawei adheres to the concept of ‘Tech for a Better Planet’, meaning to use technology to foster green development and combat climate change. ICT technologies, Huawei believes, are powerful tools for reducing carbon emissions, promoting renewable energy, contributing to a circular economy, and protecting nature.
In its own operations, Huawei strives to promote energy conservation and emission reduction, as well as to use more renewable energy. Meanwhile, its Digital Power business focuses on areas such as – clean power generation, electrification of transport, and green ICT infrastructure – to facilitate global energy transition. By the end of 2022, Huawei has helped its customers generate over 695.1 billion kWh of green power, and reduce customers’ power consumption by 19.5 billion kWh, equivalent to avoiding nearly 340 million tons of CO2 emissions.
In addition, Huawei incorporates the concept of circular economy into its product life cycle management, from product design to end of service life. It is committed to using more eco-friendly materials and greener packaging, lowering carbon emissions in its processes, and producing more durable products that reduce waste. To complement its own efforts, it works with partners such as environmental protection organisations and scientific research institutions, to harness technology in innovative ways to protect forests, wetlands, oceans, and nature as a whole.
Huawei Board Director and Corporate Sustainable Development Committee Director Tao Jingwen said: “Sustainable development is an important part of Huawei’s overall strategy. To address the global challenge of climate change, we believe that technology is a key enabler of sustainable development, to create a more inclusive and environmentally-friendly world. Huawei hopes to work with global customers, suppliers, and partners to promote green and sustainable development in various industries and build a low-carbon society.”
CDP Global Director of Corporations and Supply Chains Dexter Galvin congratulated Huawei for its performance. He said: “Environmental transparency is the first vital step towards a net-zero and nature-positive future. In a year of ever-increasing environmental concerns around the world – from extreme weather to unprecedented losses to nature – the need for transformational, urgent and collaborative change is more critical than ever.”
Galvin continued: “As CDP continues to raise the bar on what qualifies as climate, forests and water leadership, we hope to see the ambitions and actions of companies on the A List – and those wanting a place on it – do the same.”