At our 150 sites in 59 countries around the world, we are taking action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy and water withdrawal, and waste generation. While GHG emissions associated with HP’s operations represent just 1% of our overall carbon footprint, this is the area where we have the greatest control and influence, and therefore the greatest ability to make an immediate impact. By modeling sustainable operations, we also demonstrate our values in action and highlight industry-leading practices as an example to employees, customers, suppliers, visitors, and others.
The key performance indicators measured in HP Operations are:
- Employees diversity, equity, and inclusion—Approximately 51,0001 employees worldwide power HP’s innovation, contributing unique perspectives and a growth mindset to create breakthrough technologies and transformative solutions. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that attracts. retains and advances exceptional talent. At HP, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a business imperative.
- GHG emissions—Most of our GHG emissions from operations are related to the energy used to power our facilities. We measure and report GHG emissions in tons (written as tonnes) of CO2e (or carbon dioxide equivalent).
- Water withdrawal—Water withdrawal associated with our operations makes up 2% of our total water footprint. This is roughly evenly split between direct withdrawal (mainly for use in buildings, cooling, landscaping, and production of high-purity water for manufacturing) and indirect withdrawal associated with the generation of the electricity we use in our facilities. We measure and report water consumption in m3 (cubic meters).
- Waste generation—Although our facilities do not generate large amounts of waste, we employ a global policy of “reduce, reuse, and recycle” that supports our company-wide shift toward a circular economy. We measure and report waste generation in tons (written as tonnes).
See detailed information in the Operations section of the 2021 HP Sustainable Impact Report at: www.hp.com/go/report..
1 As of October 31, 2021.