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 the need to act 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. We recognize that our customers and investors expect us to do our part to address climate change and sustainability.
HP supports national governments’ commitments to the Paris Agreement and participation in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In the lead-up to the December 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), we signed on to the following public statements and initiatives supporting strong climate action and outcomes:
- We Are Still In
- Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
- Business Statement Applauding The Paris Climate Agreement
- We Mean Business
After the U.S. presidential election, HP was among more than 360 businesses and investors endorsing an open letter urging President-elect Donald Trump to honor the U.S. commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement (that number has since grown to more than 1,000). The letter called for the continuation of U.S. low-carbon policies, and investment in the low-carbon economy at home and abroad, to help keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. Moreover, HP and the other companies signing on to the letter reaffirmed our dedication to upholding our own commitments in this area.
In June 2017, HP joined more than 20 Fortune 500 companies, with total annual revenue of $1.4 trillion, in committing to remain actively engaged with the international community as part of the global effort to hold warming to below 2 degrees Celsius, and to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy that will benefit our security, prosperity, and health. The “We are Still In” commitment, organized by WWF, Ceres, and other NGOs, was shared as an open letter to the international community and parties to the Paris Agreement from U.S. state, local, and business leaders.
Please find HP’s Climate Change Policy at http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c05320887.