Xiaomi’s 2022 ESG Report: Has 16,171 R&D Personnel And Invested Over 100 Billion Yuan In R&D Within Five Years

April 30, 2023

On April 30th, Gizcoupon reported that Xiaomi released its 2022 ESG report. Xiaomi’s 2022 ESG Report revealed that Xiaomi has a total of 16,171 R&D personnel, which increased by 10.8% compared to the previous year. R&D investment has reached 16 billion yuan($2.315 billion), and Xiaomi plans to invest over 100 billion yuan(about $14.47 billion) in R&D for the next five years (2022-2026). Additionally, the global Xiaomi AIoT device access has reached 589 million, and the number of users who have five or more devices connected to the Xiaomi AloT platform has reached 11.6 million.

 Xiaomi's 2022 ESG Report

The main content of Xiaomi’s 2022 ESG report:

Gizcoupon learned from the report that Xiaomi has established an open-source IoT ecosystem and an all-scenario voice control ecosystem in rich scenes of interconnection and openness. In December 2022, the monthly active users of Xiaomi’s AI voice assistant “Xiao Ai Tong Xue” reached 115 million, and the accumulated number of interactions reached 215.8 billion, covering 5,312 products that support control.

Moreover, in 2022, Xiaomi’s smartphone department completed nine major projects and 118 minor projects related to experience improvement, covering three major areas: performance and power consumption, stability and signal communication, and using multimedia. In mainland China, the total number of Xiaomi Home service points reached 2,628, a 40.4% increase from 2021. Nearly 16,000 engineers hold Xiaomi’s professional technical qualifications. The number of repair sites worldwide increased by 24.8% compared to 2021..

In 2022, Xiaomi recycled approximately 4,500 tons of electronic waste globally, including smartphones, and plans to recycle a cumulative total of 38,000 tons of electronic waste from 2022 to 2026, with an investment of 5,000 tons of recycled materials for product manufacturing. The refurbished factory has refurbished approximately 94,000 smartphones, 5,600 electric scooters, and 6,200 smart TVs, which have all been sold as certified refurbished products.

At the end of this reporting period, Xiaomi had 1,025 suppliers related to hardware manufacturing in its supply chain, ensuring the large-scale production of over 2,000 types of smartphones and AIoT products. As an example, 118 suppliers in the smartphone supply chain have set carbon reduction targets, and nine new suppliers have joined the Science-Based Targets Initiative. Furthermore, fifty suppliers use renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydropower.

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