Smartway Transport Partnership
A SmartWay Partner since May 2007, HP was the first company to receive approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to have the agency's SmartWay logo displayed on its product packaging after it certified its surface transportation carrier network for consumer accessories, desktop and monitor products were being transported using 100 percent SmartWay compliant carriers.
HP has now qualified the complete surface transportation carrier network in the United States and Canada for its business desktops, monitors, notebooks, servers, storage, thin clients and workstations, as well as all imaging and printing devices to 100 percent SmartWay compliant carriers.
What is SmartWay?
SmartWay is a voluntary partnership between the EPA and the freight industry. The program's goals are to lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 33 million to 66 million metric tons annually by 2012 and nitrogen oxide (NOx) by 200,000 tons annually, along with additional reductions in particulate matter and air toxins. The initiative will result in fuel savings up to 150 million barrels of oil annually - or the equivalent of removing 12 million cars from the road.
SmartWay Partner carriers conserve over 540 million gallons of diesel fuel per year, saving the trucking industry more than $2 billion in annual fuel and maintenance costs and eliminating over 6 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming.
SmartWay Transport Partners must commit to measure current environmental performance with the SmartWay Transport F.L.E.E.T. (Fleet Logistics Energy and Environmental Tracking) Performance Model for carriers, commit to improve that performance within three years and sign the SmartWay Transport Partnership Agreement.
How has HP accomplished its SmartWay leadership position?
In addition to meeting these requirements, HP undertook a thorough assessment of its logistics providers for its consumer, business and enterprise products and worked with them to meet the EPA requirements. This included changing or temporarily eliminating partners that would not comply. As a result, 100 percent of the carriers for these products are now SmartWay partners, qualifying the products to carry the SmartWay logo.
HP has a company-wide goal to increase the use of SmartWay Transport Carriers for all of its products, and additional HP products are expected to soon qualify for the logo.
In October 2008, HP was honored as a recipient of a SmartWay Excellence Award. The award is the EPA's means of recognizing members that have made significant contributions to more sustainable goods movementthrough their participation in the SmartWay Transport Partnership. HP was one of 27 companies from among the Partnerships' more than 1000 Partner companies and organizations to receive this distinction.