Yes. HP product materials, manufacturing, transport, and use account for 97% of our carbon footprint. Sustainable design across our portfolio is key to reducing these impacts, while improving product performance and benefiting people in communities worldwide.

We developed our Design for Sustainability (DfS) program in 1992 (formerly Design for the Environment) to ensure that factors impacting environmental performance are considered in the product design phase. The program encompasses management systems, processes, and tools to support our teams in several key areas.

Design for Sustainability supports our circular economy strategy, and is an important driver of business value. In 2017, customers with sustainable purchasing criteria (including criteria related to eco-labels) represented a total of approximately $15.8 billion of existing and potential business.

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. Relevant products undergo a range of external certifications.

Our Design for Sustainability focuses on the following areas:

  • Materials innovation—Following the HP materials strategy, we are driving progress toward a circular economy and developing a materials cycle where plastics, metals, and other durable materials are used over and over without being “downcycled” into lower-grade uses, eventually becoming waste
  • Energy efficiency—We design products that require less energy to manufacture and use. The energy consumed by our products during use is one of the largest contributors to our carbon and water footprints, so we’ve established multiple metrics to assess progress
  • Products-as-a-service—Across our business, HP is expanding our service-based models, delivering better value to customers with reduced waste and cost
  • Durability and repairability—HP builds durable products that are easier than ever to repair and upgrade, which extends their useful lives while keeping costs down
  • End-of-service options—When our products reach the end of their useful life, our repair, reuse, and recycling programs support responsible collection and processing to recover and re-use as much material as possible and reduce negative impacts on environments and communities
  • Social impact—Through the sourcing, design, and delivery of our products and services, HP aims to benefit people while minimizing our environmental impact. Through innovative partnerships and materials sourcing strategies, we are not only growing the supply of recycled materials but also improving livelihoods for people in communities from Haiti to Los Angeles, California

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