Huawei joins global premier climate change agents
Huawei has earned top recognition from CDP, a global non-profit that runs the world’s first environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions, for the firm’s actions on climate change and transparency of disclosures.
CDP included Huawei in its latest ranking of the top corporate organizations across the world driving climate change. Known as the “A List”, it is an exclusive group of firms recognized for their role in facilitating products and services designed to reduce their overall carbon footprint. CDP also granted Huawei an “Excellent Environmental Leadership Award”, for its work in the technology sector.
The citation, said Tao Jingwen, Director of the Board and Director of the Corporate Sustainable Development Committee for Huawei, pointed out the firm’s "Tech for a Better Planet" concept where it focuses on building technology that fosters green development and combats climate change.
“By the end of 2022, Huawei had helped its customers globally generate over 695.1 billion kWh of green power, and reduced customers’ power consumption by 19.5 billion kWh, equivalent to avoiding nearly 340 million tons of CO2 emissions. In addition, Huawei incorporated the concept of Circular Economy into its product life cycle management, from product design to end of service life to ensure that there is as high a degree of recycling as possible built into all its products and packages,” noted Tao.
He added that Huawei was using more eco-friendly materials and greener packaging, lowering carbon emissions in its processes, and producing more durable products that reduce waste.
Dexter Galvin, Global Director of Corporations and Supply Chains at CDP, pointed out that Huawei’s performance and environmental transparency was 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,” said Galvin.
Huawei, he said, had consistently reported its partnerships including environmental protection organizations and scientific research institutions, to harness technology in innovative ways to protect forests, wetlands, oceans, and nature as a whole.
CDP, added Galvin, had observed how, in its own operations, Huawei was promoting energy conservation and emission reduction, as well as using more renewable energy.
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.