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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Products and solutions
HP creates technology that makes life better
for everyone, everywhere.
We produce laptops, workstations, printers, and accessories that offer customers increased functionality, performance, and security while requiring less energy and resources to make and use. Our products are easily reused and recycled. And our service-based business models and R&D investment in breakthrough innovations such as 3D print solutions drive progress toward a circular economy.
To learn about our individual products and solutions, see EcoSolutions.
Building a circular economy
We recognize that the traditional ‘take, make, dispose’ manufacturing model is unsustainable and are helping pioneer an alternative that brings significant business, environmental and societal benefits – the circular economy.
A circular economy decouples economic and business growth from reliance on raw materials through innovative design that continually recovers and re-uses materials. Companies gain more value from materials, expand their markets through product innovation, and improve reputation and customer engagement.
HP innovations that support a circular economy include breakthrough technologies like 3D print solutions and transformative business models that offer printers and personal systems as ongoing services rather than products to buy and replace. We use adaptive IT solutions and resource-efficient design to lighten the footprint of all our products.
Sustainable design solutions
Our products bring sustainable design to life for customers and drive our business toward a circular economy model. We aim to increase product longevity, provide greater flexibility and reduce environmental impacts associated with product ownership by developing and expanding service-based business models to more customers. Learn more about our pioneering Design for the Environment program.
Materials innovation: In designing new products, we strive to use less raw material and materials with lower environmental impacts (including recycled and recyclable content).
Energy efficiency: We work to reduce the energy needed to manufacture and use each new generation of HP products, delivering more effective and less GHG-intensive technology for customers. For example, since 2010, our LaserJet printer portfolio’s energy consumption has fallen by 56% on average.1
Products-as-a-service: Our product-based service offerings provide customers with up-to-date technology while keeping products and components operating at a high level for as long as possible. They include HP Managed Print Services, Instant Ink, and PC Services.
We also conduct life cycle assessments (LCA) and product carbon footprints (PCF) to help us understand and improve our products’ environmental performance. Through 2015, all HP printing solutions, including digital presses, had undergone LCA. Models accounting for 96% of 2015 personal systems revenue had undergone PCF analysis.
To help our customers print sustainably, we source the paper we sell responsibly, facilitate efficient paper use, and press the paper industry to adopt best practices as standard. In 2016, we set a goal to achieve zero deforestation associated with HP brand paper and paper-based product packaging3, to be derived from certified or recycled sources by 2020.
Design for the future
Sustainability is fully embedded in our research and development (R&D) agenda.
For existing products and services, we focus on driving down costs and energy consumption. This leads to transformational innovations such as HP toner cartridges with JetIntelligence technology that deliver up to 33% more pages and 55% less CO2 emissions2 per cartridge than previous product generations.
As we look to the future, we work to develop solutions to emerging challenges and redefine what technology can achieve. HP’s first commercial 3D printing solution – Jet Fusion™ – is a disruptive technology that reduces raw material use by streamlining the prototyping process, enabling short-run manufacturing, and avoiding waste associated with mass production.
Returning and recycling our products
In 2016, we joined a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action with Thread, Timberland, Team Tassy, and ACOP (Association des Collecteurs des Objets en Plastique) to improve conditions at the Truitier landfill in Haiti over a three-year period. Children and their families who collect recyclable materials there are exposed daily to unsafe and hazardous working conditions. This joint initiative aims to improve the lives of the children by providing them with educational opportunities, full physical exams, and health and safety trainings, as well as job training for the adults, and investment in entrepreneurs, microenterprises, and/or small-to-medium enterprises. We will also purchase recycled plastic made with raw materials collected at the landfill, opening a new market opportunity and generating a steady revenue stream to create sustainable jobs.
We make product return and recycling easy for our customers. HP works with vendors to collect used products and supplier for resale and recycling in 74 countries and territories worldwide. For more information, see Product Return and Recycling.
Strengthening communities and the sustainable development of society at large
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 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 LaserJet printer product lines representative of the overall shipped product volume.
2. CO2 reduction for cartridges is reported per 1000 pages printed (Kg Co2e/1000 pages)
3. Packaging is the box that comes with the product and all paper (including packaging and materials) inside the box.