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.


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 restriction 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. As of 2018, 98.5% of the total mass of HP products consists of chemicals and materials that are considered safer alternatives(1)


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.


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.


1 Safer alternatives are rated as GreenScreen® benchmark 2 or better. This data point is calculated based on the total mass of benign and safer alternatives divided by the total mass of products shipped. Commercial and industrial graphics printing solutions products, as well as accessories and packaging for all HP products, are not included in this total.