Twenty years ago, we released our first environmental and social impact report. We did so because HP was built on the idea that the purpose of a corporation extends far beyond profit. From our earliest days, we have believed that, by creating technology in the service of humanity, we can create the conditions for business and society to thrive hand in hand.
We help our customers invent the future with innovative products and services to provide an increasingly circular experience. Our vision is to become a fully circular company powered by service models, which will affect every part of our business. To minimize environmental impacts, we are working toward reusing products and parts, using only recycled or renewable materials in our products, and eliminating potentially harmful substances. We extend product life through maintenance, upgrades, repair, and innovative service-based business models. At end of service, we strive to reuse or recover all products. Underpinning these efforts, we aspire to 100% use of renewable energy and zero waste processes in manufacturing.
We apply rigorous circular design principles to drive progress toward a circular and net-zero carbon economy through our portfolio of personal systems, home and office printing solutions, large format printing, industrial graphics, and 3D printing products and solutions. Far-reaching goals—from increasing our use of post-consumer recycled content plastic and reducing single-use plastic packaging to decreasing HP product use greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity and recycling hardware and supplies—underpin these efforts.
Four key strategies guide our efforts to transform business models and decouple business growth from resource consumption. By focusing on these areas, we will continue to shrink our environmental footprint, support our customers to meet their own sustainability goals, and realize the long-term sustainable impact.
- Keep products and materials in use—Designing products for long life, offering service-based solutions that improve customer value and decrease environmental impacts, and recapturing products and materials at end of service for repair, reuse, and recycling.
- Create a net-zero carbon future—Improving product energy efficiency, to reduce customers’ energy consumption and decrease product use carbon and water footprints.
- Design out waste and use materials responsibly—Increasing materials efficiency, using more recycled content, and replacing materials of concern.
- Regenerate natural systems—Partnering to actively strengthen the natural systems that sustain life, with a focus on tackling ocean plastic pollution and protecting and restoring global forests.
We will continue to innovate throughout our product portfolio and work with suppliers and channel partners to increase circularity.
For more information, see the Products and solutions section of our Sustainable Impact Report: www.hp.com/go/report.