Our specialized reuse and recycling vendors are required to follow specific processing techniques and to comply fully with relevant regulations. HP prefers our vendors to attain third-party certification (R2, e-Stewards or WEELABEX) in line with EPEAT® and our HP Recycling Standards. We also commission third-party audits to monitor vendor conformance with our high standards and ensure that returned items are processed appropriately. We contract the Environmental Resources Management (ERM) to audit vendors for conformance with the following HP policies and vendor standards:
- Export of Electronic Waste to Developing Countries Policy
- Supplier Code of Conduct
- Reuse and Recycling Standards
ERM’s audits assess vendors’ environmental, health, and safety practices and performance. In addition, they check downstream material flows based on shipment and receipt records to certify no diversion of materials to facilities outside our approved vendor network. Vendors with audit findings have 30 days to submit a corrective plan and 90 days to address those items. In extreme cases, we stop doing business with vendors that lack sufficient transparency or the willingness to make required changes.
Through ERM, HP audited 51 vendor facilities in 25 countries during 2022, representing 82% of reuse vendor facilities and 52% of recycling vendor facilities. This included repeat audits of 31 vendor facilities to evaluate their efforts to improve performance.
To learn more about our HP Reuse and Recycling Policy, see https://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c08488554.
For further information, please see the Climate Action section of the 2022 HP Sustainable Impact Report: www.hp.com/go/report.