We are committed to helping our customers recycle responsibly, recovering 2.8 billion pounds of products since 1987. More than 75% of our ink cartridges and 24% of HP LaserJet toner cartridges are now manufactured with “closed loop” recycled plastic.1 Our remanufacturing programs give IT hardware, such as servers, storage and networking products, a new lease of life, reducing environmental impacts from disposal. We only recycle products that cannot be reused.
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ENERGY STAR®1 and eco labels
For decades HP has been a leader in environmental responsibility and has advocated globally for policies and regulations that encourage sustainable and energy efficient approaches to technology. HP's leadership in reducing the environmental impact of its technology products has resulted in numerous qualifications that recognize our design and technological innovations. For example:
ENERGY STAR® is a voluntary energy efficiency program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR certification prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines. The program has recently been adopted by Australia, the European Union, Japan and Korea.
HP believes the fastest and easiest way to reduce environmental impact and save money is to help customers make the most of the energy they use today. That is why HP is committed to developing energy-efficient technologies that promote sustainability and meet strict industry standards such as ENERGY STAR. For example, since 2010, HP has reduced energy consumption of our personal system portfolio by 25% on average2, our HP LaserJet printer portfolio by 56% on average3, and our HP inkjet printer portfolio by 20% on average4.
We offer hundreds of ENERGY STAR computing, printing, and imaging products that deliver superior energy efficiency without sacrificing features or performance—helping create a more sustainable future.
HP computers (PDF 95 KB)
HP monitors (PDF 66 KB)
ENERGY STAR 7.0 Displays De-List products (PDF 149 KB)
HP printing and imaging products (PDF 175.61 KB)
Blue Angel is a German eco-label based on criteria in product design, energy consumption, chemical emissions, noise, recyclable design and take-back programs. Many of HP's most popular printing and imaging products qualify for this eco-label.
Blue Angel certified printers (PDF 250 KB)
Blue Angel Fact Sheet (PDF 169 KB)
Blue Angel Website (PDF 250 KB)
China Energy Conservation Program (CECP) is a energy efficiency program that aims to stimulate production of more resource-efficient products.
China Energy Conservation Program certified products (PDF 1,3 MB)
China State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) is a standard to promote the use of energy saving products and protect the environment during production, use and disposition.
HP offers many products that are certified by the China State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA).
EcoLogo is an voluntary certification program managed by Terra Choice (TC) Environmental Marketing. It establishes strict requirements for hazardous substances, energy and paper savings, and design for extended life, reuse and recycling for Canada.
EcoLogo certified products (PDF 389.57 KB)
Eco Mark is an Environment Labeling Program operated according to ISO14020 and ISO14024. Japan Environment Association's Eco Mark Program considers the whole lifecycle of products and Eco Mark is a mark attached to products that have passed strict examination.
Eco Mark certified products (PDF 82.3 KB)
EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) is a procurement tool to help institutional purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks, monitors and printers based on their environmental attributes.
HP offers products and solutions designed to help customers reduce their environmental impact, and actively supports multi-stakeholder environmental programs such as EPEAT that can be used by customers to inform their purchasing decisions. In working to ensure EPEAT’s continued success, HP supports the following goals:
- Multi-stakeholder collaboration to maintain a system for defining and identifying products with higher environmental performance in order to encourage product leadership.
- Mechanisms that allow leadership in developing sustainable products to be recognized and rewarded by purchasers, including public sector purchasing preferences for products that meet standards developed through multi-stakeholder engagement (such as US federal purchasing requirements that support purchasing EPEAT-registered products).
- Requirements harmonized or mutually recognized globally with other regulations or standards for environmental or supply chain responsibility leadership.
- Alignment with international agreements such as the Basel Convention.
- Use of relevant third party certifications such as eStewards and R2 to ensure specific aspects of environmentally sound performance.
HP EPEAT Required Statements
22.214.171.124 Required – Public disclosure of key environmental aspects
View Chemical Management and releases (PDF 112 KB) collected from HP operations worldwide.
126.96.36.199 Optional—Public disclosure of supply chain toxics
View supply chain toxic release data (PDF 23.69 KB) collected from suppliers for one HP EPEAT registered product.
188.8.131.52 Required—Allow use of general office paper with renewable content, recycled content and content that is chlorine free
HP printers are designed to work with paper made with renewable, recycled and chlorine-free content qualified according to EN 1281:2002. Using these types of media will not void the HP warranty or service contract. However, while HP printers are designed to be flexible in the types of media they can accept, HP recommends using good-quality media. HP papers are designed to work with HP printers for optimal print quality. HP offers papers with recycled content, and these papers are manufactured using ECF (elemental chlorine-free) processes. HP is a member of Global Forest Trade Network, working with partners including the World Wildlife Fund, to address forest issues, support, and promote sustainable forest management. HP offers a selection of office paper, photo paper and specialty papers derived from certified and responsibly managed forests.
184.108.40.206 Required – Product does not prevent the use of non-OEM cartridges and non-OEM containers
HP printers are not designed to prohibit the use of refilled, remanufactured or other aftermarket non-HP cartridges and containers, and the use of refilled, remanufactured or other aftermarket non-HP cartridges and containers does not automatically invalidate the product's limited warranty. However, HP does not assume responsibility for product damages or failures attributable to refilled, remanufactured or other aftermarket non-HP cartridges and containers or to non-HP products or services.
220.127.116.11 Required—Provision of take-back and end-of-life management for cartridges and containers
In 2016, HP and our recyclers started recycling of toner material collected via our recycling programs in North America. HP and our recyclers ensure that the toner material which is sent to waste-to-energy is less than 25% of the total toner recovered. In 2017, HP will release the results of the recycling programs.
18.104.22.168 Optional—Manufacturer recycles or reuses all toner material collected through its cartridge and container take-back program
In 2016, HP started the recycling of toner material collected via our recycling programs in North America and Australia. The recycled toner will be used as colorant in the manufacture of consumer products and other uses. HP ensures that at least 75% of the toner material will be recycled. In 2017, HP will release further results of the recycling programs.
22.214.171.124 Required—Cartridge or container not designed to prevent its reuse and recycling
HP does not prevent refilling or remanufacturing of its print cartridges. However, HP cartridges are designed to operate with HP inkjet and LaserJet printers as an integrated system to meet customers' needs for performance, quality and reliability. During third-party testing, Original HP cartridges performed more consistently than the aftermarket non-HP cartridges that were tested.5 HP cartridges are designed to use fewer plastics and fewer components, making them easier to recycle. For example, HP has cut the average number of component parts used in monochrome HP LaserJet print cartridges by a third and the types of plastic used by more than half, which makes them easier to recycle.6 When HP cartridges reach their end of life, customers can recycle them for free with HP Planet Partners—an industry-leading recycling program—available in more than 50 countries and territories around the world.7 The HP Planet Partners program converts recyclable material recovered from Original HP print cartridges into new products, including new HP cartridges. HP never refills, resells or sends print cartridges to a landfill.
EPEAT registered personal computers and displays (PDF 69.51 KB)
EPEAT registered printers (PDF 41.33 KB)
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is a voluntary, independent, market-based tool, developed by a multi stakeholder process, which supports responsible forest management worldwide. The FSC principles and criteria include managerial aspects as well as environmental and social requirements. FSC certified forest products are verified from the forest of origin through the supply chain. The FSC label ensures that the forest products used are from responsibly harvested and verified sources. http://www.fsc.org.
GREENGUARD™ is an independent, non-profit organization with a scientific, third-party board that creates environmental standards for indoor products and building materials. The organization oversees the entire certification process, including all audits and qualifying criteria for each product category. Products are tested for formaldehyde, VOC's, airborne particles, ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions using environmental chamber testing that follows the guidelines of ASTM D5116-97and D6670-01. Most HP printers meet these standards. Access the GREENGUIDE Product Guide for free at http://www.greenguard.org/.
Japan PC Green Label indicates that the product manufacturer and the product meet general and specific environmental product design and manufacturing, recycling and reuse criteria.
Japan PC Green Label – Desktops and Monitors (PDF 100 KB)
Japan PC Green Label - Notebooks (PDF 100 KB)
India's Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) Star program aims to create nationwide awareness of energy consumption, reduction, and change in purchasing decisions, and to prevent high energy usage products in the local market.
ISO 14001 Certification. The following HP product groups have received ISO 14001 certification for their product design and development operations.
Personal Systems Products (PDF 345.70 KB)
LaserJet Enterprise Solutions and Inkjet Printing Solutions (PDF 357.73 KB)
IT Eco Declaration (formerly NITO) is a voluntary standard certifying that products meet legal and some customer requirements in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
Korea Eco-Label indicates that a product meets conservation of resources and pollution prevention criteria.
Korea Eco-Label certified products (PDF 55.8 KB)
Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is the most wide-spread independent certification system for textiles that have been tested for harmful substances in the world today. Within the textile and clothing industries the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 also has the greatest acceptance. The Oeko-Tex® label clearly shows consumers the high human ecological standards (i.e. the added benefit of safety to health). The test number given on the label is a requirement for the traceability of a certification process as well as for independent validity checking of an existing certificate by interested users:
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC™) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification. PEFC is an umbrella organization. It works by endorsing national forest certification systems developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. http://www.pefc.org/.
KPEFC certified papers (PDF 129.6 KB)
Taiwan Green Mark is a Taiwanese eco-label program launched in August 1992 to promote recycling, pollution reduction, resource conservation and guide consumers in purchasing 'green' products.
Green Mark qualified products (PDF 128 KB)
TCO is a Swedish eco-label for visual displays including criteria regarding electromagnetic fields, visual ergonomics, energy consumption, recyclable design and take-back programs. Most HP computer monitors are TCO certified.
TCO Compliance Information for HP Monitors (PDF 61.3 KB)
The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department runs a voluntary Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme (PDF 30.72 KB) for appliances and equipment used in the home and office, and for petrol-powered vehicles. Manufacturers, importers and the like can join the scheme to promote their environmentally responsible products. The labels that are issued provide information on energy consumption and efficiency to help you make better purchasing decisions.
Technical regulations and certificates
Strengthening our communities and enabling the sustainable development of society
Acting with integrity and respect for human rights around the world
All figures contained on this page are reflective of Hewlett-Packard Company prior to the company’s November 1, 2015 separation. HP Inc. metrics will be introduced to the site on an on-going basis as they become available.
1. The ENERGY STAR name and mark are registered trademarks owned by the U.S. EPA.
2. The average energy consumption of HP products was estimated annually between 2010 and 2015 using high-volume product lines representative of the overall shipped product volume. The high-volume product lines include notebook and desktop computers, tablets, AIOs, workstations, thin clients and displays.
3. The average energy consumption (based on ENERGY STAR program’s Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC)) of HP products was estimated annually between 2010 and 2015 using high-volume product lines representative of the overall shipped product volume. The high-volume product lines include HP LaserJet. Excluding scanners.
4. The average energy consumption (based on sleep mode power) of HP products was estimated annually between 2010 and 2015 using high-volume product lines representative of the overall shipped product volume. The high-volume product lines include HP inkjet printers. Excluding page wide inkjet printers and large format printers.
5. A QualityLogic 2010 study compared Original HP LaserJet cartridges with seven brands of non-HP toner cartridges sold in North America for the HP LaserJet P1505 and P4015 printers, HP 36A and 64A. For details, see www.qualitylogic.com/NAmonotonertest.pdf.
6. Compared with 1992 baseline.
7. Program availability varies. HP print cartridge return and recycling is currently available in more than 50 countries, territories and regions in Asia, Europe, and North and South America through the HP Planet Partners program. For more information, visit www.hp.com/recycle.