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Sustainable Development

In 2019, Huawei faced many difficulties and challenges in its sustainable development because of complex political
and economic environments. Despite this, we did not slow down our growth; instead, we remained fully confident
while taking solid steps to support sustainable development. In 2019, Huawei actively aligned its sustainability
efforts with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We developed clear goals and implemented
projects and initiatives based on our four sustainability strategies: Digital Inclusion, Security and Trustworthiness,
Environmental Protection, and Healthy and Harmonious Ecosystem.

Huawei is a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices. We firmly believe that ICT will play a
critical role in achieving the UN’s SDGs and advance human well-being. To this end, Huawei fully leverages ICT
technologies and works closely with partners along the value chain in the field of sustainable development. Every
small step that we have taken means we are moving faster towards the SDGs, contributing to a sustainable, fully
connected, and intelligent world.

Overview of Huawei’s Sustainability Strategies and Initiatives in 2019

Security and Trustworthiness

Taking responsibility to build trust: Cyber security
and privacy protection are our top priorities, and
we keep investing and remain open and transparent
in this regard. We also continually improve our
software engineering capabilities and practices,
build resilient networks, develop trustworthy and
high-quality products, and support stable network
operations and business continuity. In 2019, we:

  • Guaranteed network availability during more than
    200 major events and natural disasters;

  • Published an AI security and privacy protection
    white paper;

  • Obtained more than 20 cyber security and privacy
    certifications for our main products; and

  • Saw multiple Huawei entities obtain ISO 22301
    (business continuity management) certification.

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TECH4ALL: Digital Inclusion

Leaving no one behind in the digital world:
Technology should not be for the few, but for
the many. Huawei has continued to invest more
in technology, applications, and skills to promote
digital inclusion for all. Our goal is to bring digital
technology to every person, home, and organization.
In 2019, we:

  • Launched the TECH4ALL digital inclusion action plan;

  • Continued to work with partners to promote digital
    inclusion by focusing on four high impact domains:
    supporting equal access to high-quality education,
    protecting the fragile environment, promoting
    health and well-being, and driving balanced

  • Expanded the Huawei ICT Academy to cover 938
    universities in 72 countries and regions; and

  • Signed a memorandum of understanding with
    UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa with
    the aim of making digital skills and AI capabilities
    accessible to everyone in Africa.

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