We work with production suppliers to improve waste measurement and reporting, reduce waste volumes, and drive progress toward a circular economy. During 2018, HP participated in the RBA environmental sustainability workgroup to revise the organization’s supplier environmental survey. With this revision, HP will be able to engage suppliers on waste management and prevention in greater detail, including landfill diversion.
During 2019, the most recent year data is available, our suppliers generated 148,000 tonnes of nonhazardous waste associated with HP, a 3% increase from 2018. This was primarily due to increased waste reported by a major supplier resulting from construction of new facilities. Suppliers generated 53,000 tonnes of hazardous waste associated with HP in 2019, down 5% compared to the prior year. This was due largely to significant reductions by three suppliers. By the end of 2019, 72% of our production suppliers, by spend, had set waste-related goals, the same as the prior year.