Partnerships with HP

WWF Living Planet @ Work Championed by HP

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The Ivey School of Business has published a case study of the partnership between HP Canada and WWF Canada as an example of how successful Corporate-NGO partnerships are formed. These two organizations have been partners for many years, culminating in this revolutionary program:
WWF's Living Planet @ Work championed by HP.

WWF Canada – Spring Things Campaign

Each year, as part of Earth Week activities in Canada, the HP Environment Team challenges employees to climb the Toronto CN Tower steps to support WWF-Canada’s efforts to fight climate change. In 2014, 45 HP Climbers showed their support for WWF Canada by participating in the 24th annual CN Tower Climb. To date, HP has raised over $61,700 for this cause.

HP also participated in WWF Canada's inaugural Spring Things campaign this year, which includes Polar Bear Week in February, Earth Hour in April, and the CN Tower Climb in May. WWF decided that a fun, creative, and flexible workplace fundraising campaign in the spring season would be the perfect platform to help WWF Living Planet @ Work championed by HP program champions make a significant contribution to conservation and engage their fellow colleagues.

To show their support, HP Canada Managing Director Lloyd Bryant and Director of Environmental Programs Frances Edmonds volunteered to do a Polar Bear Dip in freezing Lake Ontario for Polar Bear Week in February. This inspired other companies and HP employees to join in and donate to WWF’s Artic Home program. Watch the Lloyd and Frances as they do the Polar Bear Dip in this video. In total, HP Canada employees raised over $21,000 for WWF Canada during Spring Things 2014.

Read more in the WWF Canada blog.

WWF Canada Spring Things CEO Committee

It’s no secret that Canadians have strong emotional ties to our spectacular natural environment. Yet, according to Statistics Canada, less than 3% of all charitable donations in this country go toward environmental causes. WWF CEO David Miller partnered with HP Canada Managing Director Lloyd Bryant to enlist the help of Canadian CEOs to raise the profile of environmental causes in the workplace.

Leading the way with Lloyd on the Spring Things executive committee were fellow CEOs Rudi Blatter of Lindt & Sprüngli, Gordon Hicks of Brookfield Johnson Controls, Louis Martel of Canada Steamship Lines, Paul Mead of FCB Canada, and Bullfrog Power’s Peter Melanson.

In all, more than 40 workplaces participated in the Spring Things campaign and raised close to $400,000 for WWF Canada’s conservation efforts in spring 2014.

Read more in the WWF Canada blog.

LSF: Learning for a sustainable Future

As a longtime supporter of this small but mighty Environmental NGO, HP facilitates the transformation of teaching and learning in Canada and beyond. HP helped LSF create a database of sustainability resource materials for teachers that are curriculum and grade matched and peer reviewed – the Resources 4 Rethinking database now contains over 1,000 resources in both French and English.

HP Earth Insights – In partnership with Conservation International (CI)

The right data, the right technology, and the right scale have been noticeably missing in environmental science. Unlike other areas of scientific study, ecology has historically consisted of one scientist who travels to a remote location to study one species or one site at a time. By transforming the speed and accuracy of conservation science, HP Earth Insights is helping CI scientists to process large amounts of data from around the world—and then collect, understand, and translate it for decision makers, policy makers, the private sector, and environmental managers on the ground.

WWF Climate Savers Program

WWF Climate Savers is an initiative by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to mobilize multinational companies to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote the business case for energy efficiency and clean technologies. HP has been a member of the WWF Climate Savers program since 2008, working with WWF’s 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 companies to determine ways to collectively influence energy and climate policy.

HP is also a member of the WWF Global Forest & Trade Network and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

See List of HP Environmental Affiliations Globally.