Yes. HP product materials, manufacturing, transport, and use account for 98% of our value chain carbon footprint. Applying sustainable design principles across our portfolio is key to reducing our footprint, while delivering better performance for our customers and benefiting the planet, our people, and communities worldwide.
In 1992, we developed our Design for Sustainability program (originally Design for the Environment) to formally consider factors impacting sustainability performance throughout the product design and development phases. Using a science-based approach, we evaluate our products to identify and prioritize improvement opportunities and set goals. The program, which is integrated into HP’s product development process, encompasses management systems, processes, tools, and company-wide collaboration to support our teams in several key areas. Our approach has continually evolved in response to technological and scientific developments, changes to our supply chain, and customer demand.
Design for Sustainability supports our circular economy strategy and is an important driver of business value. In 2018, we tracked roughly $10 billion in new and potential revenue associated with deals in which we met customer requirements for registered product eco-labels, including ENERGY STAR®, EPEAT®, Blue Angel, TCO, and others.
Product design and development operations for our HP LaserJet Enterprise Solutions, HP Inkjet Printing Systems, and Personal Systems product groups are ISO 14001 certified. We conduct internal compliance audits and benchmark against industry best practices on an ongoing basis.
HP Design for Sustainability addresses a broad range of issues across the product life cycle.
- Materials innovation—Progress toward a circular economy requires keeping materials in use for as long as possible and ensuring they can be easily reused or recycled. We continually work to eliminate materials of concern, increase materials efficiency, and circulate materials through use of recycled content
- Energy efficiency—Energy consumption during product use is one of the largest contributors to our carbon and water footprints, so continually improving product energy efficiency is central to our sustainable design strategy.
- Products-as-a-service—Service-based models deliver better value to customers with reduced environmental impact and capital costs. Customers can access the latest technology, while HP manages the fleet. An ongoing relationship engagement and provides valuable insights on customer behavior and needs. Service-based offerings support the transition to a circular economy. Regular maintenance increases product longevity and decreases waste. Fewer individual product shipments and customer store visits decrease GHG emissions. Value is recaptured at end of service through product repair, reuse, and recycling.
- End-of-service options—Rapid innovation is increasing the urgency to move toward circular models where products stay in use as long as possible and materials are responsibly recycled and repurposed at product end of service. As part of designing for end of service, we consider factors such as availability of spare parts, ease of disassembly, materials identification, and ability to separate materials. Our repair, reuse, and recycling programs help keep products in use, and at end of service, support responsible collection and processing to recover and reuse as much material as possible.
- Durability and repairability—We design our products to be highly durable and easy to repair, and we extend the life of our personal systems through refurbishment programs. This benefits customers while capturing more value from natural resources and reducing environmental footprint.
- Social impact—Through innovative partnerships and materials sourcing, we improve livelihoods. Through our supply chain engagements, we increase the availability of recycled materials while supporting safe workplaces, healthy lifestyles, and skills development.
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