Huawei has stated its plan of creating a sustainable future by releasing its Sustainability Report 2019.
The report explained the progress that Huawei has made in supporting network stability and security, reducing emissions, responding to climate change, implementing its TECH4ALL digital inclusion action plan, and supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the past year, the company said in a press release on Monday.
Supporting network stability remains a major part of Huawei’s social responsibility and mission, it said.
During emergencies like earthquakes, typhoons, tsunamis, and even armed conflicts, Huawei said its employees remain in the heart of the crisis to restore communications networks and support smooth network operations.
Last year, Huawei maintained network availability during more than 200 major events and natural disasters.
Liang Hua, Chairman of Huawei, said, “We’ve worked day and night to patch the holes in this beleaguered business of ours, ensuring business continuity and the timely delivery of products and services to our customers.”
“We’ve helped roll out networks worth hundreds of billions of dollars in more than 170 countries,” he said.
Huawei also disclosed its mid- and long-term targets for carbon emissions reduction, circular economy, and renewable energy, as well as its progress in 2019.
Working towards emissions reduction, the energy efficiency of Huawei’s main products was improved by up to 22 percent. In 2019, Huawei used 1.25 billion kWh of clean energy, which is equivalent to reducing 570,000 tons of CO2.
To contribute to a circular economy, Huawei is committed to maximising the utilisation of resources throughout the product lifecycle.
For example, 86 percent of the products returned to the company were reused, and only 1.24 percent of its e-waste was landfilled.
Huawei said in the report that ICT would play a critical role in achieving the UN’s SDGs and called on the whole industry to work together to promote socio-economic development, environmental protection, and the well-being of humanity.
Tao Jingwen, a board member and Chairman of the CSD Committee of Huawei, said, “Huawei believes in openness and collaboration for shared success. We’re working with industry partners, such as our suppliers, to build a thriving industry ecosystem.”