HP among top companies on CDP’s Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013
Hewlett-Packard’s actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change have been recognized by CDP, the world’s only global environmental disclosure system. The achievement is announced today in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2013, which tracks how America’s largest listed companies are responding to a changing climate.
Within a 3 year period, HP’s disclosure score has risen from 66/100 to 99/100, and our performance to the 'A' band.
Last week, HP was also named one of the top 12 companies in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013, an annual update on greenhouse gas emissions data and climate change strategies at the world’s largest public companies. This index acknowledged HP’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bring transparency to those efforts. HP’s 99/100 score in disclosure and inclusion in the ‘A’ performance band has resulted HP’s inclusion the CDP Global and S&P 500 Performance and Disclosure Leadership Indexes (CPLI and CDLI).
This is the first time that our scores have qualified us for both Global CDP indexes, reflecting our continued focus on reducing our environmental impact and the steps we have taken to advance our sustainability efforts. These include:
- With the release of our 12th Global Citizenship Report in May 2013, we became the first major IT company to publish and verify its complete carbon footprint.
- We set a goal of reducing our operation’s total carbon emissions by 20 percent by 2020, building on our previously-achieved goal of a 20-percent carbon reduction—met two years early in 2011.
- We are focused on developing products and solutions that are significantly more energy efficient. This spring, we commercialized the HP Moonshot server architecture, a game-changing solution that consumes up to 89 percent less energy, uses 80 percent less space, and costs 77 percent less than a traditional server environment.