MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Smart device brand OPPO has released its 2022 Sustainability Report on World Environment Day. Since 2020, OPPO has published a Sustainability Report each year to disclose its plans and practical progress toward sustainability goals publicly. The report highlights the significant progress that OPPO has made in five key areas of sustainability, including operation and compliance, environment protection, caring for employees, virtuous innovation, and ecosystem engagement, reinforcing OPPO’s commitment to sustainability as a global corporate citizen.
Virtuous innovation: making technology accessible and beneficial to all people
As a global technology company operating in over 60 countries and regions, OPPO invests consistently in R&D. As of December 31, 2022; OPPO has been granted more than 44,000 patents. In 2022, OPPO ranked among the top 6 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filers, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Aligned with its mission of “Technology for Mankind, Kindness for the World,” OPPO believes technology should create value for everyone. It commits to improving digital inclusion and ensuring no one is left behind in the digital transformation era.
To help children use their phones more healthily, OPPO launched the Kids Space feature in 2022 with the ColorOS 13, which is designed to prevent excessive use of game apps by children. For elderly users, the Simple Mode on OPPO smartphones provides an intuitive experience with larger icons and fonts and a simplified desktop, making smartphone operation easier.
Health, essential to everyone, is also one of the most critical research fields at OPPO. Through technology and digital health monitoring methods, OPPO hopes to help people develop healthier lifestyles.
In 2022, OPPO launched the OHealth H1, its first health product dedicated to family health monitoring. With six types of health data monitoring functions, including measurement of blood oxygen, ECG, heart and lung auscultation, heart rate, body temperature, and sleep quality tracking, it can offer comprehensive health management and remote healthcare service for the entire family.
Environment protection: Working towards a greener future
Sustainability and environmental protection have been embedded in OPPO’s business strategy. In 2022, OPPO completed its first global inventory of greenhouse gas emissions. Based on this data, OPPO developed its carbon reduction roadmap and announced the goal of achieving carbon neutrality across its operation by 2050 in February 2023. From decarbonizing manufacturing to reducing products’ carbon footprint, OPPO is working towards a greener future through technology and innovation.
In 2022, OPPO integrated the greening concept into its smartphone packaging using nearly 100% biodegradable materials and 45% recycled fibers, starting from the European market.
Ewaste recycling has long been an essential part of OPPO’s product lifestyle management. In 2022, 1.08 million phones were recycled in China, amounting to a total weight of 195 tons. In the EU and other regions, OPPO is involved in the Green Dot program and partnering with professional recycling firms to help recycle used products.
The low-carbon development roadmap has also led to OPPO’s green operation in manufacturing facilities, offices, and data centers. Through energy saving and emission reduction initiatives, by the end of 2022, OPPO has managed to reduce 6000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its operation each year. This is equivalent to the amount of greenhouse gas absorbed by 3,330 square kilometers of forest annually. Moreover, starting in 2022, the OPPO OPPO AndesBrain (Binhaiwan Bay) IDC has used 100% renewable energy in its operation.
Through these tangible actions, OPPO is working with its users and the industry on the journey toward a sustainable future together.
Sustainability is a long journey that requires joint efforts with ecosystem partners.
Virtuous innovation and environmental protection are essential elements of OPPO’s sustainable development journey, but its efforts go far beyond that. Operating in over 60 countries and regions, OPPO is making long-term efforts on operations and compliance, caring for its employees, and contributing to the community as a global corporate citizen.
Achieving sustainability goals requires a long-term strategy and efficient management. OPPO takes a top-down approach and sets up the Sustainability Management Committee to guide and regulate its development. However, the road to sustainability is a long one and requires joint efforts, and OPPO is committed to playing its part as it works with ecosystem partners.
In May 2022, OPPO Inspiration Challenge was launched to call for innovative solutions on accessible technology and digital health and to empower technology professionals and entrepreneurs to bring innovative solutions to life. The program has received 536 proposals from 39 countries and regions, with innovative solutions ranging from psychological health to hearing impairment and machine glass for the visually impaired.
In 2023, the OPPO Inspiration Challenge will continue to empower global entrepreneurs and technology professionals. Under the two categories of “Inspiration for People” and “Inspiration for the Planet,” the Challenge calls for innovative solutions targeting digital health, accessible technology, and greening technology.