HP’s response in a time of global crisis mirrors our commitment to respecting human rights: first we identified the risks to our employees and contingent workers (and our partners), then we acted decisively to manage and mitigate them. To keep our employees safe, swift measures included mandating working from home where feasible—in many countries ahead of local official actions. For those employees in essential or business-critical roles that require them to work on-site, as well as following advice and requirements from local health officials, HP took additional measures to keep them healthy and safe, including physical distancing and site entry screening protocols, travel restrictions, site visitor restrictions, no in-person meetings, and enhanced cleaning and sanitization practices. We further supported our employees with virtual office hours with our in-house medical doctor and our “HP Spirit” series of events and engagement tools to support their social, emotional, and mental health. We also supported our hourly employees and certain contingent workers, such as those who work in our on-site facilities and in customer service, with continued pay and other benefits.
For our customers, we worked to provide access to the HP products and services they depend upon. In many communities, we made our expertise, resources, and technologies widely available — including leveraging our 3D printing technology to make protective and medical equipment, donating personal computers, and partnering to provide free education tools and content to support students’ learning.
HP continues to keep its employees informed regularly with pertinent information and resources from public health authorities via an internal COVID-19 resource page accessible to all employees. Learn more: Latest updates on HP’s response to COVID-19.