Letter from CEO Dion Weisler

Decisive action to
address climate change
is required from all of us
to create a healthier
world that can support
the lives and livelihoods
of our current
population and the
generations to come.

As world leaders meet at COP21 for what many feel will be the most important climate negotiations of this century, we are acutely aware that the decisions made in Paris will directly affect the sustainability of our planet. As a global company operating in more than 120 countries, we strongly encourage these leaders to commit to a new international agreement that will aggressively address the root causes of climate change.

We believe that our own efforts to reduce energy use and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across our technology portfolio, operations, and supply chain are critical to our long-term business sustainability and contribute directly to our customers’ success.

At HP, we engineer solutions that reduce our environmental impact without adversely affecting the quality of our products. Like our HP PageWide Technology used in our
HP OfficeJet Pro X and Enterprise X printers that enables us to reduce the carbon footprint of printing by up to 55 percent per printer. Or our service-based solutions, such as our
Managed Print Services that reduces our customers’ printing-related energy usage by
20-40 percent and decreases costs by 10-30 percent. And we continue to innovate with new technologies, like 3D printing, that are transforming how whole industries work.

We launch initiatives that reduce our carbon footprint and waste, such as our “closed loop” print supplies recycling program in which we combine plastics from returned ink cartridges with plastics from other sources, such as used water bottles and plastic hangers, to create plastic for new cartridges. The recycled plastic used in this process has a carbon footprint up to 33 percent smaller than virgin plastics and reduces fossil fuel consumption by 54 percent.

We also work to lower carbon emissions throughout our value chain by systematically analyzing our carbon footprint, setting goals to reduce GHG emissions, and reporting on the actions we have taken. Through these efforts, we send a clear message to companies, governments, and other organizations around the world that we must all take action.

At HP, sustainability serves as a guiding principle for how we conduct business and create solutions that are changing the world. It is core to our business strategy and fundamental to every decision we make.

While it isn’t always easy to balance the desire to act sustainably and the need to continually grow as a company, we know that through our technology and our people, we will continue to reinvent a more sustainable business and society. That’s because we believe that sustainability ignites innovation that creates a brighter future for everyone, everywhere.


Dion Weisler
President and Chief Executive Officer, HP Inc.