In 2017, our supply chain accounted for about half of our carbon footprint and roughly a quarter of our water footprint in 2017, so our suppliers are essential partners in our work to minimize negative environmental impacts.

Moreover, we re-set this goal as a new company for 2025 (10% reduction, compared with 2015) which was endorsed by WWF. 

We expect our suppliers to meet the environmental requirements of the RBA code of conduct and go beyond the code by integrating environmental management into our supplier scorecard. 

Our strategy for achieving our emissions reduction goals focuses on:

  • Incentivizing our suppliers to set and achieve GHG emissions-reduction goals
  • Expanding our existing supplier energy efficiency programs
  • Deploying efficiency initiatives for transportation suppliers
  • Providing suppliers with support tools and guidance on GHG emissions reduction

We integrate sustainability expectations into the supplier procurement scorecard which measures business performance and determines continued business with HP. We already score them for compliance to environmental code requirements and how quickly and effectively they correct issues. This year, we also added a requirement for final assembly suppliers to set science-based GHG reduction targets. By embedding this requirement into business performance management, there is a clear incentive for the supplier to deliver. 

HP also conducts environmental summits every couple of years where supplier, government officials, and environmental non-profit organizations come together to share best practices and make commitments.