At our 174 sites in the United States and approximately 58 other countries around the world, we are taking action to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy and water consumption, and waste generation. While GHG emissions associated with HP’s operations represent just 1% of our overall carbon footprint, it is the area where we have the greatest control and influence, and therefore the greatest ability to make immediate impact. By modeling sustainable operations, we also demonstrate our values in action, and highlight industry-leading practices as an example to employees, customers, suppliers, visitors, and others.
The key indicators in HP Operations are:
- Employees diversity and inclusion—Every day, HP’s approximately 56,0001 employees worldwide shape our future and bring our vision to life. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that attracts and retains exceptional talent. Through ongoing people development, comprehensive compensation and benefits, and a focus on health and safety and employee wellbeing, we help our employees succeed so they can do their best work, every single day.
- GHG emissions—Most of our GHG emissions from operations are related to the energy used to power our facilities. We measure and report GHG in tons (written as tonnes) of CO2e (or carbon dioxide equivalent).
- Water consumption—Water consumption associated with our operations makes up 2% of our total footprint. This is roughly evenly split between direct consumption (mainly for use in buildings, cooling, landscaping, and production of high-purity water for manufacturing) and indirect consumption associated with generation of the electricity we use in our facilities. We measure and report water consumption in m3 (cubic meters).
- Waste generation—Although our facilities do not generate large amounts of waste, we employ a global policy of “reduce, reuse, and recycle” that supports our company-wide shift toward a circular economy. We measure and report waste generation in tons (written as tonnes).
See detailed information in the Operations section of the HP Sustainable Impact Report at: www.hp.com/go/report
1 As of October 31, 2019.