Waste Intensity Improvements in Operations

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2020-04-21

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In 2016, cities around the world generated over two billion tons of solid waste, and this amount is only expected to increase. In response, many businesses have created initiatives and policies to curb the production of waste. The purpose of this report is to evaluate Lenovo’s current waste intensity metrics and non-hazardous waste management, as well as explore opportunities for improvement. Results were collected by benchmarking competitors, performing waste audits, distributing an employee engagement survey, and dissecting internal environmental data. To improve its disclosure and performance in waste management, Lenovo should consider tracking intensity by units of production and implementing rigorous stakeholder engagement strategies in three main categories: communication, consistency, and culture.

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Fromm, Sarah, Anna Chang and Bipasha Ray (2020). Waste Intensity Improvements in Operations. Master's project, Duke University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/20463.


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