Letter from CEO Meg Whitman

We are committed to advancing the overall health and well-being of people, helping businesses and economies thrive, and strengthening the environment

"This year, as HP celebrates its 75th anniversary, we launched a framework for thinking about how we do business called HP Living Progress. This new framework builds on our commitment to global citizenship, which has been one of our corporate objectives for nearly six decades.

Here at HP, we are committed to advancing the overall health and well-being of people, helping businesses and economies thrive, and strengthening the environment. It’s this focus on balancing all three elements of human, economic, and environmental progress that enables us to create true Living Progress.

Highlights in 2013

HP is at the forefront of innovation to limit the carbon impact of the information, communications and technology industry, which is currently projected to increase from 1.9% of total greenhouse gas emissions in 2011 to 2.3% in 2020.1 As of December 2013, more than 50% of all LEED Platinum and LEED Gold certified new construction data centers worldwide were designed by HP2, and our current generation of ProLiant Gen8 and Moonshot servers offers increased processing power while using significantly less energy and space. And after publishing our comprehensive carbon footprint analysis last year, we’ve raised the bar again by sharing our comprehensive water footprint this year.

In our supply chain, we announced guidance for the fair treatment of student and dispatch workers, and followed up with targeted supplier training and assessments. We also continued to push hard on responsible mineral sourcing, driving smelters in our supply chain towards conflict-free certification and supporting initiatives to establish viable sources of conflict-free minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring countries.

Working in collaboration with Conservation International, we created HP Earth Insights, a unique early warning system for threatened species using the power of our big data solutions. And in India, more than 28,000 people have already received access to quality medical care through eHealth Centers, powerful, cloud-enabled healthcare solutions that serve residents in remote areas.

Our promise

Together with our customers and partners, and with Living Progress as our framework, we promise to bring together our people and technology to help solve society’s toughest challenges. And we promise to consider human, economic, and environmental impact as we develop our products, services, and solutions, manage our operations and supply chain, and drive interactions with our customers, partners, and communities.

We look forward to updating you on our progress throughout the year."

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Meg Whitman,
HP President and CEO

1According to GeSI SMARTer 2020: The Role of ICT in Driving a Sustainable Future

2Based on U.S. Green Building Council and HP data.