Xiaomi released its 2020 Sustainability Report, which goes beyond the environmentally conscious measures taken by the company, it also addresses privacy, COVID-19 and earthquakes.
The packaging for the Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro series contains 60% less plastic than previous retail packages. The goal for the European market is to further reduce plastic consumption for packaging, which Xiaomi believes it can achieve by the end of the year.
Xiaomi has an application in China that allows users to send their old devices for recycling or responsible disposal. From March, this program was also extended to several European countries: Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands. This is further expanded, the goal is to be able to collect and recycle all Xiaomi products in China, Europe and India.
Xiaomi supports the development of an early earthquake warning system. Smartphones running MIUI 11 and later, as well as Mi TVs can notify their owners of an earthquake within seconds of it occurring and they will display emergency emergency information, emergency contact information, medical and rescue information .
This is already operational in China, last year Xiaomi MIUI Earthquake Alert system detected 29 earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.0 and above and sent more than 9.4 million alarms. Soon this feature will also be available in other countries.
In March 2020, Xiaomi donated tens of thousands of FFP3 masks to the Italian government. By the end of the year, it had donated 2.7 million masks globally as well as tens of thousands of disposable gloves and protective suits. And for the kids in Spain who had to study at home, the company donated 1,000 smartphones. By July 15, 2020, the Beijing Xiaomi Foundation had donated $ 5.9 million ($ 854,000) worth of medical supplies to 14 countries, including Italy, Spain, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and Myanmar.
You can read the entire report in 30 pages here.