We aspire to a world where our products and operations use materials and chemicals that cause no harm. For more than two decades, we have worked to move the electronics industry toward safer alternatives to chemicals of concern.
As of year-end 2019, 98.5% of the total mass of HP products consists of chemicals and materials that are considered safer alternatives.1
The HP Materials and Chemical Management Policy guides how we specify materials and chemicals for use in products, packaging, and manufacturing processes. This policy applies to all HP employees and businesses worldwide and extends to our suppliers.
HP is also a signatory to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at its source. The three key principles of its framework—eliminate, innovate, and circulate—underpin our broad approach to all materials used in our products and packaging.
HP has reduced PVC usage by shortening power cords and we can provide PVC-free power cords for PCs and printers in many countries worldwide, depending on the product. These initiatives have reduced PVC usage by a total of more than 7,000 tonnes since 2011. HP will continue to advance these product improvements for our personal systems and printers.
See key milestones in our Green Chemistry Timeline at http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c06048911.
To see a copy of HP Materials And Chemical Management Policy, please go to http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-information/global-citizenship/governance/policies.html
1 Safer alternatives are rated as GreenScreen® benchmark 2 or better. This data point is calculated based on the total mass of benign and safer alternatives divided by the total mass of products shipped. Commercial and industrial graphics printing solutions products, as well as accessories and packaging for all HP products, are not included in this total.