Electronics supply chains are global, workforces are highly mobile between industries and across geographies, and multiple companies often procure from common supplier facilities. As a result, collaboration among companies and with academics, nongovernmental organizations, and governments is essential to elevate supply chain best practices and tackle shared challenges. HP takes a leading role in advancing supply chain sustainable impact, including through the following organizations and initiatives.
• Responsible Business Alliance (RBA): As a founding member, we are part of a consortium of companies driving improvements in global supply chains by collaborating, sharing tools, and promoting transparency and accountability. In 2017, we participated in every working group to improve the RBA Code of Conduct by incorporating and reinforcing topics such as regular worker training, effective grievance mechanisms, management systems to avoid excessive labor hours, and water management.
• Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI): HP's director of human rights and supply chain responsibility is the chair of the steering committee for RLI, an initiative of the RBA. The group conducted three trainings in Malaysia that enabled labor agents used within our members’ supply chains to learn more about customer expectations related to ethical recruitment.
• Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment (LGRR): We are a founding member of LGRR, through which we work to eliminate worker fees and promote the Employer Pays Principle.
• Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), Responsible Cobalt Initiative, and European Partnership for Responsible Minerals: Through these and other initiatives, we help develop resources and build capabilities for the responsible sourcing of minerals within and beyond the IT industry.
• Clean Electronics Production Network (CEPN): We are a founding member of CEPN’s Green America program, which has a goal to move toward zero exposure of workers to toxic chemicals in the electronics manufacturing process.
• Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN), China Labor Watch, CEREAL (Centro de Reflexión y Acción Laboral), and Electronics Watch: These organizations provide important insights and input on worker issues.
• CDP: We work with other brands and CDP to promote transparency and address climate change and water risks in the supply chain, with the goal of raising standards in the industry.
• WWF Climate Savers: We are collaborating to advance ambitious, science-based GHG emissions reduction targets, both within and beyond the IT industry.