Green manufacturing with a strong community involvement
We manufacture our phones primarily in our own factories located all over the world and apply the highest standards to ensure safe and supportive labor conditions. Proximity to suppliers and partners also brings environmental benefits. In part, this means minimizing any negative environmental and social impact the facility may have - for example, by reducing its energy consumption or ensuring materials are ethically sourced. But it also means maximizing the positive impact our presence can have on the local community - from providing rewarding employment opportunities to supporting worthy causes, such as schools or hospitals.
1. Brazil - Manaus
A great place to work
Chosen as one of the best places to work in Brazil in 2009 by Exame-Voce S/A guide, Manaus also established a Foundation which wholly funded a technical high school with 450 students.
Manaus has a strong sustainability ethos, using eco materials developed locally at INdT to replace plastics in products and packaging.
2. China - Beijing
Lean and green operations
Responsible for smartphone production, our Beijing facility is an example of how good design can enhance sustainability. In 2000, we moved into the purpose-built XingWang industrial park, which clusters us with several key suppliers. This helps reduce transportation costs, and offers significant savings on energy and emissions.
3. China - Dongguan
Quality and quantity
Our Dongguan facility produces almost a third of the entire mobile phone output yet there’s no compromise on quality.
To help maintain these high standards, Dongguan provides internships to graduate students each year in collaboration with the local university.
4. Hungary - Komárom
Making a difference
We play a valued role in and around Komárom: we support the local hospital, fire department and schools, and our employees help Komárom students learn English. We also funded a bypass road to the site, helping relieve traffic congestion and lower emissions in the area.
5. India - Chennai
And the winner is...
Chennai is one of our biggest manufacturing facilities and it’s also big on sustainability. In 2010 it received the Golden Peacock Award for its high standards of environment management. Chennai is highly active in the community with projects ranging from a local library program to village regeneration projects.
6. Mexico - Reynosa
There is a strong sense of community at Reynosa. Around 98% of the workforce comes from the area and the facility actively supports the local university, schools, orphanages and shelters. Situated just a few miles from the US border, Reynosa delivers smartphones to North, Central and South America.
7. South Korea - Masan
World class technology
These are exciting times for our smartphone manufacturing team at Masan. A new state of the art facility, opened in 2012, it is more productive and more sustainable, and a more enjoyable place to work. Good news for the local community, which already supplies almost 99% of our workforce.
8. Vietnam - Hanoi
Watch this space
We opened our newest manufacturing facility in 2013. Construction of the new facility in Hanoi started in 2012 and the first mobile phones were shipped to the markets in mid-2013. The facility introduces advanced technology and environment-friendly practices through solar-powered features, water-saving devices, recycling and waste management systems, sustainable transport, and an energy-saving work environment.