Communicating openly and honestly about the opportunities and challenges that our business and suppliers face demonstrates integrity and builds trust, and we continue to share detailed supplier performance information and visibility into our supply chain management. HP has a long history of industry-leading transparency in this area. In 2004, we were a founding member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), previously known as the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, the world's largest coalition of companies working to advance supply chain responsibility. Through the RBA, we develop industry codes of conduct and advance transparency and accountability related to worker rights, supplier disclosure, carbon footprint, and other social and environmental issues.
We support our customers’ progress against their own sustainable impact goals by providing tailored information regarding the performance of the suppliers who build their products, and we work collectively to meet the growing demand for transparency from consumers.
Our procurement team plays a key part in monitoring and managing performance in this area. A range of policies, codes, and standards define expectations for companies at multiple levels. First-tier suppliers must communicate our Supplier Code of Conduct requirements to sub-tier suppliers and monitor their conformance.
We align our approach to managing social and environmental topics in the supply chain with the expectations of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights for companies’ due diligence, and comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, and the Dodd–Frank Act.
Please note that HP’s supply chain engagement and transparency have been widely recognized. In 2017, we received the World Environment Center’s Gold Medal Award for Corporate Sustainability for our supply chain responsibility work. Our 2017 conflict minerals report ranked 6th overall, and 2nd in the computer hardware sector of more than 200 disclosures reviewed by the Responsible Sourcing Network; we maintained placement on the CDP Supplier Climate and Water A Lists and Supplier Engagement leader board; and we also received a top 1% score for all suppliers assessed by EcoVadis, leading to an 8th consecutive Gold CSR rating.
Concerns related to supply chain management, labor rights, or environment should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org for quick escalation by a team equipped to manage and address such issues.