HP’s Path to Sustainability

HP has a long and distinguished tradition of environmental activism with roots reaching deep into its past. The following timeline reflects the early, organic rise of environmental practices and shifts to corporate level practices and initiatives up to present day.

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2012 Milestones

2011 Milestones

  • HP is ranked #1 in the electronics sector of the 2011 Climate Counts Company Scorecard, which scores the world's largest companies on their climate impact. HP was also placed in the new top-tier “striding” category, which highlights companies that are “striding towards a low-carbon future.”

  • HP announces Project Moonshot, a new industry program comprising a new server development platform, customer discovery lab and partner ecosystem to help customers significantly reduce complexity, energy use and costs.

  • In the annual Newsweek Green Rankings, HP is ranked second on the America’s Greenest Companies list and fifteenth in the world.

  • The recycled plastic used in Original HP ink cartridges has up to a 33% smaller carbon footprint than the virgin plastic used in Original HP ink cartridges.*

  • HP reaches a milestone of responsibly recycling two billion pounds of electronic products and supplies since 1987.

  • HP is named to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s S&P 500 “Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.”

  • HP meets our 2013 goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from operations by 20% against our 2005 baseline, two years early.

  • HP becomes an official member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and meets our 2009 goal that 40% or more of HP-branded paper sold would be FSC certified or have more than 30% postconsumer waste content by the end of 2011.

  • HP ranks the highest among electronics companies on Interbrand’s  “Best Global Green Brand 2011” ranking

  • HP opens new research facility to advance sustainable data center technologies.

  • HP is recognized by Mediacorp Canada as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the fourth year in a row.

  • The MFP HP F4480 printer was named the winner of a GREENBEST award in Brazil. The printer was chosen based on its environmentally sound design, use of recycled plastics in both the printer and HP cartridges, and its ENERGY STAR® certification.

  • HP lights the way for clients to optimize energy resources with new Energy and Sustainability Management solution.

  • HP announces 50 percent improvement in energy efficiency of products, nine months ahead of schedule, exceeding original goal set in 2009 of 40 percent by the end of 2011.

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* For cartridges produced in 2010 and beyond. Based on a 2010 life cycle assessment (LCA) performed by Four Elements Consulting and commissioned by HP. The study compared the environmental impact of using polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic with the environmental impact of using recycled PET to manufacture new Original HP ink cartridges. For details, see www.hp.com/go/RecycledPlasticsLCA.