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Living Progress Programs
Through our work to promote this program to employees HP Canada has been designated as a Smart Commute Gold Workplace.
“HP technology and expertise helps us to drive waste out of our internal operations and enables us to provide tools and resources for other companies to do so as well.”
– Scott Liffen, Director, IT, WWF Canada
The DfE program has three priorities:
- Energy efficiency - reduce the energy needed to manufacture and use our products.
- Materials innovation - reduce the amount of materials used in our products and develop materials that have less environmental impact and more value at end-of-life.
- Design for recyclability - design equipment that is easier to upgrade and/or recycle.
A local innovation: HP's "Closed-loop" Recycling Process was pioneered with a Canadian company. This process was listed as a Top 15 Project by Delta Management Group in 2013. Learn more about the "Closed Loop" ink cartridge recycle program.
HP’s campaign to eliminate conflict minerals while supporting the DRC has five dimensions:
- Conducting due diligence on HP’s supply chain
- Supporting the development of an industry approach to due diligence
- Advancing the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) program
- Supporting in-region mineral certification
- Advocating policy supporting conflict-free mineral sources from the DRC
This work has earned HP recognition by two NGOs active in the DRC and the conflict minerals sphere. In its report “Taking Conflict Out of Consumer Gadgets: Company Rankings on Conflict Minerals 2012,” the Enough Project named HP as one of four companies that have been “pioneers of progress.” HP also ranked second out of 24 consumer electronics companies assessed by the organization. In addition, HP received a letter from Free the Slaves, an NGO dedicated to ending all modern forms of slavery, recognizing their work engaging the U.S. State Department to help resolve issues in the DRC.
HP's leadership and commitment to extreme transparency has resulted in key partnerships with leading NGOs (e.g. World Wildlife Fund), bringing a depth of relationships, trust and results that separate us from many of our competitors.
Learn more about HP Supply Chain Responsibility (SCR) (PDF, 117Kb)
- 3M optimized its worldwide printing structure and saved more than $3M.
- Viacom slashed energy use for printing by 62.5%.
- Swiss Post reduced 17,000 printers to 6,000 and from 140 models to just six.
- Merck takes its successful solution worldwide to create a prescription for the future with print efficiency and environmental stewardship.
12013 HP Living Progress Report, pg. 112. URL: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04152740
2Life Cycle Environmental Impact Assessment: Recycled vs virgin plastic used in manufacturing Original HP ink cartridges. URL: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2010/ecoachievement/RPET_LCA_whitepaper.pdf
32013 HP Living Progress Report, page 93. URL: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04152740
4Uptime Institute. 2013 Data Center Survey. Page 2. URL: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.data-central.org/resource/collection/BC649AE0-4223-4EDE-92C7-29A659EF0900/uptime-institute-2013-data-center-survey.pdf
52013 HP Living Progress Report, page 130. URL: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04152740