HP's supplier labour, occupational health & safety and environmental guidelines are a formal part of HP's procurement policy. HP evaluates and drives supplier performance through the use of contract language in the Purchase Order Terms & Conditions and Product Purchase Agreements. In addition, we request that each product material supplier sign a Supplier Social and Environmental Responsibility Agreement; adhere to the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct and the General Specification for the Environment (GSE); complete supplier questionnaires covering human rights/labor, health and safety, environment, and ethics practices; participate in a formal supplier review process (including onsite SER audits), and report to HP on an annual basis. Besides giving preference to suppliers that are proactively addressing their social and environmental impacts, we are dedicated to investigating questionable practices and taking corrective actions when necessary and appropriate.
For more information see Supply Chain Responsibility.