ZTE Corporation, a global leading provider of information and communication technology solutions, has released its highly anticipated 2022 Annual Sustainability Report.
This comprehensive report showcases ZTE's outstanding achievements and future plans in implementing the "Driver of Digital Economy" strategy, fulfilling corporate social responsibilities, supporting society's digital transformation, advocating sustainable development, contributing to global communities, and advancing corporate governance. Demonstrating its commitment to transparency and accountability, ZTE has voluntarily published its sustainability report to the public every year since 2009, maintaining a remarkable fifteen-year consecutive record.
In 2022, the global political and economic landscape remained complex, characterized by various pressures, challenges, and uncertainties. However, amidst these circumstances, digitization has emerged as a crucial element. Recognizing the significance of this digital era, ZTE has focused on further enhancing its technological innovation capabilities. By leveraging its expertise, ZTE is committed to supporting global digital transformation through the development and delivery of innovative ICT technology products and solutions.
Xu Ziyang, Executive Director and CEO of ZTE, emphasized in the report, "ZTE will stick to its role as a driver of digital economy and strive for excellence while tackling the hardest challenges. With greater determination, we will join hands with partners across the industry to break new ground, and ultimately contribute to high-quality economic growth and make the planet a better place for all."
The report highlights ZTE's commitment to independent innovation and its focus on technological advancements. By the end of 2022, ZTE had accumulated over 85,000 global patent applications, with approximately 43,000 patents authorized over the years. A report published by JLL, a global investment management company, recognizes ZTE as a leading player in global patent deployment, and the Company is actively involved in research and standardization efforts for 5G technology on a global scale.
As a front-runner in the digital revolution, ZTE remains committed to driving progress and empowering various industries, playing a pivotal role in shaping a new digital ecosystem. In 2022, ZTE forged partnerships with more than 500 companies across 15 industries, including industrial manufacturing, metallurgy and steel, mining, power, transportation, and large enterprises. Through the implementation of innovative solutions, ZTE facilitated over a hundred digital transformation initiatives, leading to the successful development of several flagship projects. These efforts have significantly accelerated the overall digital transformation and advancement of society.