HP aspires to a world where our products and operations use materials and chemicals that cause no harm. We take a science-based approach to assessing the potential human health and environmental impacts of substances used in making HP products. For more than two decades, we have worked to move the electronics industry toward safer alternatives to chemicals of concern.


The HP Materials And Chemical Management Policy guides how we specify materials and chemicals for use in products, packaging, and manufacturing processes. This policy applies to all HP employees and businesses worldwide and extends to our suppliers. 


Our approach includes: 

  •         Proactively identifying and evaluating materials used in our products and throughout our supply chain, and publicly providing information on the material content of typical HP personal systems and printers.
  •        Prioritizing materials for replacement by assessing published lists of substances of concern, customer preferences, new or upcoming legal requirements, and sound scientific analysis that reveals a potential impact on human health or the environment
  •        Working with and guiding our suppliers on replacing substances of concern with environmentally preferable alternatives.


When exploring safer alternatives to materials currently in use, we follow a precautionary approach. We follow the National Academies of Science publication A Framework to Guide Selection of Chemical Alternatives and incorporate the GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals methodology. 


HP contributes to standards, legislation, and improved approaches to materials use in the IT sector. As a participating member of Green America’s Clean Electronics Production Network (CEPN), during 2019 we helped CEPN create a chemical prioritization framework and provided input on a green chemistry screening process and conformance assurance program. We are also involved in several projects under Clean Production Action, including the Business- NGO Working Group (BizNGO) and the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP).


To see a copy of HP Materials And Chemical Management Policy, please go to http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-information/global-citizenship/governance/policies.html


For more information on our progress toward safer alternatives, see our Green Chemistry Timeline.


For additional information, see the Products and solutions section of our Sustainable Impact Report: www.hp.com/go/report.