At our 177 sites in 59 countries around the world, we are reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy and water consumption, and waste generation. While GHG emissions associated with HP’s operations represent just 1% of our carbon footprint, it is the area where we have the greatest control. Modeling sustainable operations also helps us to illustrate the change we wish to see in our industry and beyond. The three main indicators are:

  • 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 about evenly split between direct consumption as described in this section (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