MIDEA AWARDED BY UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION
16 October 2020 - Midea was awarded by the UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) for its outstanding contribution in environmental protection.
Over the past 10 years, Midea has cooperated with UNIDO on a project aiming at replacing HCFC-22, an environmentally harmful refrigerant, with propane (R-290), a natural substance, which contributes both directly and indirectly to the international community’s fight against climate change.
Midea’s project of developing, producing and distributing products powered by such a system has phased out 13.2 tons of ozone-depleting potential and reduced 967,490 tons of CO2 equivalent emission per year, according to data from UNIDO.
Ole Nielsen, Chief of Montreal Protocol Division’s Environment Department, who was due to COVID-19 unable to attend the Midea Residential Air-Conditionings Global Partner Conference 2020 under the credo ‘WE ARE ONE’, joined the celebration online. On-site the entire team celebrated with an impressive lighting show on the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa.
Midea has proven its commitment of solving environmental problems and making the world a better place also last year when the brand was rewarded with the Blue Angel.
UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.
About Midea and Midea Group
Midea is one of over 10 brands within the home appliance business of Midea Group – a leading global high-technology company ranked #307 at the 2020’s Global Fortune 500. Midea Group’s business goes beyond home appliances and comprises business pillars like HVAC, robotics and automation, smart home and IoT, as well as smart logistics and components. All businesses of Midea Group are striving for one credo: #HumanizingTechnology.
Midea Home Appliances brand offers one of the world’s most comprehensive product ranges in the home appliance industry, specializing in air-treatment (commercial and residential air conditioning solutions), refrigeration, laundry, large kitchen and cooking appliances, small kitchen appliances, water appliances, floor care and lighting.
Midea believes in providing surprisingly-friendly solutions by adopting a consumer-centric and problem-solving approach. Going above and beyond for the future, constantly exploring and inventing to meet the ever-changing demand of our consumers.
Midea is, among many others, the world’s #1 Consumer Appliances Producer , the world’s #1 Air Treatment Brand , the world’s #1 Major Appliances Producer  and world’s #1 Small Cooking Appliances Brand .
Midea Group’s globally 34 production centers and over 150,000 employees in more than 200 countries and regions generated an annual revenue of more than USD 40.5 billion in 2019. Midea Group’s 28 worldwide innovation centers and the strong commitment to R&D have resulted in more than 50,000 authorized patents to-date.
 “Midea – World’s No.1 Consumer Appliances Producer”
Source: Euromonitor International Limited; Consumer Appliances 20ed, per consumer appliance defined to include production of dishwashers/ refrigeration appliance/ home laundry appliances/ large cooking appliance/ microwaves/ air conditioners, producer volume in units, 2019 data.
 “Midea – World’s No.1 Air Treatment Brand”
Source: Euromonitor International Limited; Consumer Appliances 20ed retail volume sales in units, 2019 data.
 “Midea – World’s No.1 Major Appliances Producer”
Source: Euromonitor International Limited; Consumer Appliances 20ed, per Major appliance category definition, producer volume in units, 2019 data.
 “Midea – World’s No.1 Small Cooking Appliances Brand”
Source: Euromonitor International Limited; Consumer Appliances 20ed , retail volume sales in units, 2019 data.