We work with production suppliers to encourage waste measurement and reporting, reduce waste volumes, and drive progress toward a circular economy. HP requests our suppliers report on waste using the RBA Environmental Survey.
During 2020, the most recent year for which data is available, our suppliers generated 126,000 tonnes of nonhazardous waste associated with HP, a 14% decrease from 2019. This was primarily due to reduced waste generation at a significant supplier through waste prevention, reuse, and recycling efforts. Suppliers generated 46,000 tonnes of hazardous waste associated with HP in 2020, down 13% compared to the prior year. This was due largely to significant reductions by three suppliers. By the end of 2020, 76% of our production suppliers, by spend, had set waste related goals, up from 72% the prior year.