Computer manufacturer Lenovo announced today an expansion of its CO2 Offset Service, rolling out the carbon emissions compensation program to its consumer PC models Yoga and Legion.
Initially introduced last year for its Think commercial PC brand, the CO2 Offset Service enables customers to add offset to their device purchase, supporting one of several United Nations Climate Action projects. The initiative considers the lifecycle emissions of PCs, factoring in emissions produced from the manufacturing and shipping of each individual product, as well as those estimated from five years of product usage.
According to Lenovo, since the program’s launch, the CO2 Offset Service has allowed business customers to offset more than 500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, equivalent to annual emissions from more than 100,000 passenger vehicles.
The company stated that the program is part of its broader Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a company’s operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments. More strategy and ambitions, which include goals to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 50%, and scope 3 emissions from use of sold products per unit by 25% by 2030.
Andrej Durasinovic, Executive Director, International Consumer Services, Solutions & Services Group, Lenovo, said:
“Having set our own science-based emissions reduction targets, Lenovo understands the importance of the global effort to mitigate climate change. The introduction of our CO2 Offset Service was always intended to support our customers in their own sustainability efforts, and we take pride in being able to now extend that support beyond the commercial space to our consumer customers, as well. It’s just another part of our bold transformation into a services and solutions provider.”
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