On World Environment Day, the leading global technology company OPPO releases its 2023 Sustainability Report. In its fourth annual report, the company reveals its progress and long-term plan towards sustainability. Guided by the mission of “Technology for Mankind, Kindness for the World”, OPPO focuses on five key areas towards sustainable development: virtuous innovation, environmental protection, ecosystem engagement, operation and compliance, and caring for employees.

2023 OPPO Sustainability Report

In 2023, OPPO pledged for the first time to achieve carbon neutrality across its global operations by 2050. Through key actions such as the use of renewable energy and improvements in energy efficiency, the company is already showing progress towards this goal. For example, OPPO has reduced its annual CO2 emissions by 2,819 tons with solar panels and saved 8,947 tons more through energy-efficient manufacturing. The company also prioritizes product lifecycle management by removing plastics from packaging and recycling old smartphones. In 2023, approximately 1.1 million devices were recycled through the Trade-In Service in the Chinese market.

As a corporate global citizen, OPPO also partners with communities, governments, non-profit organizations, research institutes, and its users worldwide to take actions on corporate social responsibility. In 2023, OPPO donated over RMB 23.21 million to education foundations and charity organizations to support environmental protection, youth empowerment, digital inclusion, and health and wellbeing initiatives.

Over the past year, OPPO has continued to innovate and drive the adoption of technology in areas including AI, accessibility, and health. To date, OPPO has filed over 101,000 patent applications globally, of which 91% are invention patents. According to data from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), OPPO ranked 9th in the number of International Patent Treaty (PCT) applications in 2023, marking the fifth consecutive year OPPO has been in the global top 10. In December 2023, OPPO unveiled AndesGPT, its first self-trained large language model, which was soon followed by its official entry into the Era of AI Phone, and its commitment to making AI Phone Accessible to Everyone. Also, OPPO strives to work with global entrepreneurs and technology professionals to shape the future of sustainability. Through launching the OPPO Inspiration Challenge, which called for innovative solutions under “Inspiration for People” and “Inspiration for the Planet” categories, OPPO aims to bring these innovations to life.

Through its vision of becoming a healthier and more sustainable company, OPPO will continue to use the power of technology and innovation to drive sustainable development, and ultimately build a better world with the joint-efforts of its partners and stakeholders.

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