HP leadership in reducing the environmental impact of its technology products has resulted in numerous qualifications that recognize the company’s design and technological innovations. HP offers many products that meet eco-label programs.
- Blue Angel—a German eco-label based on criteria in product design, energy consumption, chemical emissions, noise, recyclable design and take-back programs. Many of HP's most popular printing and imaging products qualify for this eco-label.
- ENERGY STARÒ—a voluntary energy efficiency program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Many models of HP office products are ENERGY STAR qualified. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR program has recently been adopted by Australia, the European Union, Japan, and Korea. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines. HP is committed to offering products and services worldwide that help customers save money and conserve energy without sacrificing features or performance.
- EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)—a procurement tool to help institutional purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks, monitors, and printers based on their environmental attributes.
- GREENGUARD—an independent, non-profit organization with a scientific, third party board that creates environmental standards for indoor products and building materials. The organization oversees the entire certification process, including all audits and qualifying criteria for each product category. Products are tested for formaldehyde, VOCs, airborne particles, ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, and carbon dioxide emissions using environmental chamber testing that follows the guidelines of ASTM D5116-97and D6670-01. Most HP printers meet these standards.
- Japan PC Green Label—indicates that the product manufacturer and the product meet general and specific environmental product design and manufacturing, recycling, and reuse criteria.
- IT ECO Declaration (formerly NITO)—A voluntary standard certifying that products meet legal and some customer requirements for product design, energy efficiency, material use, emissions, ergonomics, and packaging.
- Taiwan Green Mark—a Taiwanese eco-label program launched in August 1992 to promote recycling, pollution reduction, resource conservation, and guide consumers in purchasing 'green' products.
- TCO—TCO is a Swedish eco-label for visual displays including criteria regarding electromagnetic fields, visual ergonomics, energy consumption, recyclable design, and take-back programs. Most HP computer monitors are TCO certified.
HP products that meet voluntary standards of eco-labeling and certification programs can be found at the ENERGY STAR and Eco-Labels site www.hp.com/go/sustainability_ecolabels