Improving the environmental performance of
our customers, operations, and supply chain.
Supply chain environmental impact
HP is committed to full circle innovation, ensuring that our products and solutions are developed to perform efficiently and effectively throughout their entire lifecycle. As part of these efforts, we are committed to building a sustainable global supplier network. We work closely with suppliers whose operations contribute significantly to HP’s carbon, energy, water and waste footprint. From sourcing raw materials to manufacturing to shipping our printers and PCs, we implement industry-leading practices that reduce our environmental impacts and benefit our business, customers and suppliers.
Decreasing supply chain emissions
Our primary environmental focus in our supply chain is reducing GHG emissions due to raw materials use, manufacturing, and product transportation. To this end, we continue to:
- Incentivize suppliers to set and achieve GHG emissions reduction goals
- Expand our supplier energy efficiency programs, including the Energy Efficiency Program in China and Southeast Asia covering approximately 200 production sites
- Expand efficiency initiatives for production transportation providers including optimizing networks and consolidating shipments
- Provide guidance and support tools on GHG reduction best practice
In December 2014 we achieved our IT industry-leading goal to reduce the GHG emissions intensity of first-tier manufacturing and product transportation suppliers by 20% by 2020, compared to 20101. We are also making progress on our secondary goal to help suppliers cut
2 million tonnes CO2e of GHG emissions between 2010 and 2020. Through December 2015, we achieved 40% of this target. To drive continued progress, we plan to set a new supply chain GHG emissions reduction goal during 2016.
Reduction in first-tier product supplier and
product transportation-related GHG emissions intensity
tonnes CO2e/$ million of HP net revenue, 2010 = 100%
For more data, see Our Footprint.
Reducing our water footprint
Water scarcity is a growing risk in many regions where HP suppliers operate. We encourage responsible withdrawal and discharge, and work with suppliers to improve water use practices using the Environmental Reference Tools of the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP).
To assess risks to local environments and communities, and identify water-stressed supplier locations, we use the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Global Water Tool
Eliminating and reusing waste
Supplier efforts to create less waste in turn reduce the environmental footprint of HP products. For best practice guidance on waste minimization, we point suppliers to the GSCP Environmental Reference Tools.
We also work with suppliers to further a circular economy through reuse innovations. For example, all waste generated by our sole PC and printer manufacturing partner in Brazil is reused in our supply chain or by other industries.
HP collects and reports production suppliers waste data to encourage greater awareness and action. In 2014, 59% of production suppliers reported waste-related goals.
Strengthening our communities and enabling the sustainable development of society
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. Intensity is calculated as suppliers’ GHG emissions divided by HP’s annual revenue. This method normalizes performance based on business productivity. Intensity is reported as a three-year rolling average. Production supplier GHG emissions include Scope 1 and Scope 2.