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Innovation and collaboration go hand in hand. We pursue all of our social innovation efforts in partnership with organizations that can increase our impact and broaden our reach. We cultivate relationships with diverse stakeholders, such as governments, academic institutions, nongovernmental organizations, customers, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, and industry peers. We also collaborate across HP business units, including HP Labs, our main research and development facility. Together we develop holistic, successful, and scalable solutions that benefit communities over the long term.
World Wildlife Fund
Through our partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) we aim to reach across the globe to set new standards for environmental leadership. Projects such as The Epicenter for Climate Conservation and Climate Witness focus on analysis, research and data collection in order to reduce HP's greenhouse gas emissions, improve product energy use, and educate and inspire others to do the same.
See our work with WWF on print reduction (PDF 948 KB)
Living Planet @ Work
HP is championing WWF’s Living Planet @ Work employee engagement program to offer free guidance and web content to hundreds of businesses on how to drive employee engagement on environmental sustainability.
As of March 2013, 495 companies have signed up to the program, and we are exploring potential opportunities to expand program delivery to other regions. As part of Living Planet @ Work, in 2012 we ran a Change the Equation campaign in Canada which supports and celebrates the efforts of companies to produce their first sustainability reports.
WWF’s Climate Savers
HP supports the development and promotion of climate change policies through our participation in global and local organizations. For instance, we are working with WWF’s Climate Savers program to set aggressive GHG emissions reduction goals for our company and also to help define effective HP and governmental policies to curb climate change. HP has hosted roundtables with other leading information and communications technology (ICT) companies to determine ways to collectively influence energy and climate policy.
HP’s long history of environmental leadership was not well understood by HP’s stakeholders. As competitors were beginning to move into this area, HP felt the need to have its programs validated and supported by a credible third party. With HP and WWF’s objectives and values well aligned, WWF’s Climate Savers program was a natural candidate for HP and complemented the existing global partnership between the two organizations.
HP joined Climate Savers in February 2008. The company and WWF are jointly focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving energy use, using technology in conservation, and educating others to take action. Partnering with an internationally recognized and respected environmental NGO (non-governmental organization) like WWF gave HP’s environmental strategy the validation it deserved and required to set the company apart from its competitors.
HP’s Climate Savers commitment is unique amongst Climate Savers companies as it includes initiatives in Scopes 1, 2, and 3 of the GHG Protocol. By including all three scopes, HP is addressing direct GHG emissions from operations, indirect GHG emissions from purchased electricity, and other indirect GHG emissions such as outsourced activity and product use. This is important as it enables HP to consider all areas of the product cycle, especially product use that greatly increases the impact of HP’s commitments.
WWF’s Rethink Business: How Addressing Climate Change Can Improve The Bottom Line report highlights the successes, challenges, and key learnings of WWF Climate Savers companies.
View HP’s Climate Savers Case Study from WWF’s Rethink Business Report.
WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network
HP participates in WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), through which we gain valuable expertise to help us achieve our responsible paper-sourcing goals. To learn more about certifications for HP-branded paper products, as well as the percentage of recycled content in our papers, see HP Eco Highlights Products.
CN Tower Climb for WWF Canada
Each year, as part of Earth Week activities in Canada, the Environment Team challenges employees to climb the Toronto CN Tower steps to support WWF-Canada’s efforts to fight climate change. In 2013, 39 climbers climbed the 1, 776 steps and raised nearly $13, 000.
Council for Clean Capitalism
HP is a founding member of the Council for Clean Capitalism along with TELUS, The Co-operators, Van City, Mountain Equipment Coop and Sun Life Financial. This cross-sectoral group of forward-thinking companies will seek the integration of ‘clean capitalism’ principles into broader economic and social policy with the support of Corporate Knights.
Learning for a Sustainable Future
HP Canada has a long relationship with Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF), a Canadian non-profit organization working to advance, through education, the knowledge, skills, perspectives and practices essential to responsible citizenship.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®)
HP has one of the industry’s most extensive supply chains, and we are committed to the responsible sourcing and use of paper products. We also want to reduce the environmental impact associated with producing the paper that we sell. We work with leading environmental organizations to promote responsible forestry, increase the use of sustainably sourced paper, and encourage paper recycling. And as a leading supplier of imaging and printing equipment, we make it easy for our customers to reduce paper waste.
Our Environmentally Preferable Paper Policy details HP’s principles for buying, selling, and using paper and paper-based packaging. We seek to source from suppliers who demonstrate responsible forestry and manufacturing practices. Our environmental strategy for packaging prioritizes renewable, recycled, and recyclable materials.
HP sells approximately 243,000 tonnes of HP-branded printer and copier papers annually. We require suppliers to verify the source of fiber used in HP-branded papers to ensure it is legally and responsibly sourced. We are working to increase both the percentage of postconsumer recycled fiber in HP-branded papers and our use of fiber that is certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®).
HP is a member of the FSC, and we strongly encourage our paper suppliers to pursue FSC certification. We are on track to meet our goal of having 50% of HP-branded paper FSC-certified and/or contain at least 30% postconsumer waste by the end of 2015. As of early 2013, 100% of HP Everyday Office Papers are FSC-certified in the Americas, as the new North American certification of the entire portfolio joins the existing FSC-certified portfolio of HP-branded office papers in Latin America. This makes HP one of the region’s first major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) office paper brands6 to offer a complete portfolio of papers that is entirely FSC certified. In addition, the majority of our photo and specialty papers have achieved FSC “chain of custody” certification (SCS-COC-002255), demonstrating that the fiber is responsibly sourced from forests that are managed to FSC principles and criteria.
An increasing amount of HP-branded papers use FSC-certified fiber. HP also participates in WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), through which we gain valuable expertise to help us achieve our responsible paper-sourcing goals. To learn more about certifications for HP-branded paper products, as well as the percentage of recycled content in our papers, see our list of FSC certified products.
In 2012 HP raised customer awareness about responsibly managed forests and FSC certified products through our sponsorship of the animated film The Lorax, which uses the Dr. Seuss character to encourage more responsible printing and paper use. Learn more.
If every commuter used a sustainable mode one day a week we would see a 20% reduction in traffic. That is equivalent to summer traffic patterns all year long. HP has partnered with SustainMobility to achieve designation as a Pearson Airport Area Commute Workplace. This program facilitates carpooling with HP employees to create an easier, healthier, and more enjoyable commute to work.
The right word at the right time can change lives. For years, HP Canada employees have been delivering Jr. Achievement’s “Economics of Staying in School” (ESIS) program to schools in Ontario and Quebec. In 2013, thanks to this great program, more than 500 grade eight students gained insight into how the choices they make today could impact their lives in the future, thanks to this great program.
Jr. Achievement is an international non-profit organization that delivers inspiring and motivational programs to students from grades 6-12 taught by trained volunteers from the business community.
The Economics of Staying in School is an interactive program that helps students develop a positive attitude towards education while recognizing the personal and economic costs of living independently. It teaches students about applying and interviewing for jobs, their employability skills and possible future careers.
HP employees took the students through a variety of activities geared to opening their eyes to the realities of living as an adult. Students were asked to guess the price of common household items such as milk, laundry detergent and toothpaste.
They were also asked to describe the lifestyle they saw themselves living after leaving home – and then had to match that lifestyle to a limited budget. Out went the fancy cars and plasma TVs! The message – staying in school greatly expands your opportunities and future earning potential.
With multifaceted support from HP Canada, LSF launched the online database called Resources for Rethinking. This free online library specializing in education related to developing an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable society. HP contributed a cash grant, an equipment package and assistance in helping LSF develop a long-term plan for the database’s server technology and hosting environment.
HP has also provided pro bono marketing services to LSF. In a “scopeathon” HP marketing professionals met with LSF to discuss their communications and marketing needs. The result: LSF now has a new marketing plan, tagline and elevator pitch.
HP also worked with LSF to develop Discover the Technology Loop! -- a dynamic, cross-curricular, skill-building unit that helps students analyze the entire life cycle of electronics (from design, sourcing their materials, manufacturing, distribution, use and end of use). Discover the Technology Loop! is a PrintAction Environmental Printing Awards, gold medal winner.
RCMP Foundation more than 700 at-risk youth in two remote Canadian communities have access to leading-edge technology thanks to a grant made by HP Canada to the RCMP Foundation. The Strengthening Remote Communities Through Technology project benefits The Husky Centre Stadium and The Town Community Hall in Nain, Labrador, and The Battlefords Boys and Girls Club in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. In Nain, 84 per cent of the calls placed to the RCMP detachment are related to activities with the community’s youth. The introduction of computers and adequate programming will help to keep the youth focused on constructive activities.
Lloyd Bryant, VP & GM, Printing and Personal Systems and Environment Programs, also serves on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Hundreds of HP Canada employees participate in the annual United Way campaign – through volunteering time, expertise and donations. In 2012 the United Way campaign raised more than $375,000.