HP believes it is in the interest of society and business to limit global temperature increase by the end of this century in order to avoid the most severe environmental, social, and economic impacts of climate change. Governments, businesses, and other organizations must meet the challenges of climate change with ingenuity and the power of information technology.
Climate change is one of the most significant and urgent issues facing business and society today. The science is clear, the impacts are serious, and the need to act is essential. At HP, we see this not only as our responsibility, but vital to the longevity of our business. HP is working to ensure that our business is resilient, innovating to mitigate the effects of climate change and adapting to an evolving global business and regulatory environment.
HP believes the ICT industry has both a responsibility to improve the energy efficiency of its products, and to limit its carbon footprint. In addition, technology plays an important role in improving energy efficiency and reducing energy use, with the potential to reduce carbon emissions across many sectors of the global economy. HP’s Positive Impact strategy is creating environmental solutions that reduce impact and expand opportunities through effective management of its products, services, and solutions, supply chain, and operations.
HP shows a hierarchy of preference for investment in the reduction of its carbon footprint:
- Increased energy efficiencies in HP’s operations, products, and supply chain
- Onsite generation of renewable power such as solar or biomass
- Purchase of certified renewable energy certificates (RECs)
- Use of carbon offsets or voluntary emission reductions (VERs)
HP implements this policy through these and other behaviors:
- Establishing short and long term GHG reduction goals in HP operations and supply chain
- Making HP’s global operations more energy efficient, seeking low-carbon energy sources where possible
- Managing and decreasing energy use and GHG emissions throughout the value chain, from manufacturing and operations to product transport, use, and recycling
- Improving energy efficiency across our portfolio of products, from PCs and printers to data centers
- Innovating new low carbon technologies such as data centers based on a more efficient cloud-based infrastructure
- Collaborating with government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), universities, and peer technology companies to improve HP’s own performance, develop standards to advance the broader ICT industry, and contribute to advanced research in energy and sustainability
- Supporting international action to address climate change and minimize the risks of serious environmental, economic, and social impact
- Advocating for policies that result in cleaner, lower emissions energy sources for HP and our customers
- Fostering an energy conscious culture for employees at both work and home
HP supports the advancement of public policy discussions to address global climate change.
HP has a long legacy of environmental leadership and a demonstrated commitment to climate action that is recognized by three consecutive years on the CDP Climate A List and five consecutive years on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.
HP belongs to a number of organizations seeking to address climate change, such as the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, The Climate Group, Combat Climate Change, The Green Grid, and WWF Climate Savers.
Please find HP’s Climate Change Policy at http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c05320887.
For a comprehensive list of our Data and Goals on our Sustainability website, please go to www.hp.com/go/sustainability_dataandgoals.
For further information on our climate strategy and collaboration efforts, see the Our Footprint section of the HP Sustainability Report at: www.hp.com/go/report.