Huawei is a global leader of ICT technology and innovations. Continuously innovating based on customer needs, we are committed to enhancing customer experiences and creating maximum value for telecom carriers, enterprises, and consumers. Our telecom network equipment, IT products and solutions, and smart devices are used in 170 countries and regions. With annual sales revenue of USD 46.5 billion in 2014, Huawei ranked 285th on the Global Fortune 500.
We invest over 10% of our annual sales revenue into R&D and more than 45% of our 170,000 employees engage in R&D. Leveraging our experience and expertise in the ICT sector, we help bridge the digital divide and promote high-quality broadband connectivity for all. As an advocate of socioeconomic sustainability, we make every effort to support secure and stable network operations, and help customers and industries improve efficiency to drive low-carbon economic growth. By localizing our operations and building a global value chain, we help local innovators maximize their global value and share win-win outcomes.
In the Netherlands, Huawei employs 650 staff and works together with telecom and ICT companies. Huawei currently has three offices in the Netherlands with headquarter in Amsterdam.
Cyber security continues to be an issue of intense interest to our customers and governments, and vendors alike; it is a focus of Huawei and cyber security assurance is one of our core company strategies. We believe it is only by working together internationally, as vendors, customers and policy and law makers will we make a substantial difference in addressing the global cyber security challenge. We also believe that we must share knowledge and understanding of what works and what doesn’t work to reduce the risk of people using technology for purposes never intended. Huawei will continue our open and transparent approach and responsible position to its operations.