Sustainability Programs

WWF Living Planet @ Work founded with HP

Through our partnership with WWF, HP is committed to not only reducing our own environmental footprint, but helping you reduce yours. We are a founding partner of WWF’s Living Planet @ Work program to offer free guidance on how to drive environmental sustainability within your organizations This program is award-winning, web-based and freely-available.

Join over 1,290 Canadians and beyond who have already joined the program.

Smart Commute Carpool Program

HP partners with Smart Commute Mississauga to provide our employees with alternative commuting choices, encouraging employees to walk, cycle, take transit, or carpool to the office.

Through our dedication to sustainable transit, HP Canada has been designated a Smart Commute Gold Workplace.

Carbon Footprint Calculator

You want to do the right thing. We want to help you choose the right product. Using HP's free online Carbon Footprint Calculator, you can compare energy and paper use and costs, along with CO2e emissions, for computing and printing products. This helps you understand and identify steps to reduce the environmental impact and cost of your computing and printing.

WWF Canada Case Study

Even organizations like WWF Canada have the opportunity to lower their environmental footprint. Learn how HP helped WWF Canada reduce their carbon footprint, waste, and costs simultaneously through the WWF-HP case study (PDF, 949Kb).

Design for environment (DfE)
HP's greatest environmental impact (60% of our full carbon footprint) is through customer use of our products and services. Our goal is to improve customers' lives and work by providing smarter more efficient products.
The carbon footprint is reflective of Hewlett-Packard Company prior to the company’s November 1, 2015 separation. HP information will be introduced to the site on an on-going basis as they become available.
 
HP’s Design for the Environment (DfE) program dates back to 1992. Since then, our approach, tools, and processes have become more sophisticated, but they still support the same goal: to consider environmental impact in the design of every HP product and solution.
The DfE program was created as Hewlett-Packard Company prior to the company’s November 1, 2015 separation. HP information will be introduced to the site on an on-going basis as they become available.
 

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.

Supply Chain Responsibility (SCR) Program Summary
HP supports human, economic, and environmental progress throughout one of the most extensive supply chains in the information technology (IT) industry. Our Supply Chain Responsibility program enhances the lives and protects the rights of the workers who make and deliver our products and services and extends to responsible sourcing of minerals at the very beginning of our supply chain.
This information reflects partnerships formed by Hewlett-Packard Company prior to the company’s November 1, 2015 separation. HP information will be introduced to the site on an on-going basis as they become available.
 

Learn more about HP Supply Chain Responsibility (SCR) (PDF, 117Kb)

Conflict Minerals

For more than a decade, the mining of minerals used to produce tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold (3TG) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been linked to the funding of armed groups waging a civil war in the country.

These metals are widely used in the components and assembly processes of electrical and electronic products and in many other industries. The possibility that HP products contain metals that fund armed conflict in the DRC is unacceptable, and HP is taking a leading role to establish conflict-free sources in the DRC.

HP’s campaign to eliminate conflict minerals while supporting the DRC has five dimensions:

  1. Conducting due diligence on HP’s supply chain
  2. Supporting the development of an industry approach to due diligence
  3. Advancing the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) program
  4. Supporting in-region mineral certification
  5. Advocating policy supporting conflict-free mineral sources from the DRC

Learn more about the work HP is doing to eliminate conflict minerals in our supply chain.

Using SmartWay in the supply chain

In North America, HP uses only SmartWay-approved transportation providers (designated by the U.S. EPA). SmartWay trucks consume about 18% less fuel than conventional Class 8 freight trucks.