Sustainability at HP represents our commitment to innovating for everyone. Through our actions and investments, we strengthen our communities and enable the sustainable development of society at large; we minimize the environmental footprint of our customers, operations and supply chain; and we act with integrity and respect for human rights around the world.

Our most recent examples of our progress are summarized below.
We motivate and empower suppliers and other stakeholders to enhance labor conditions, support human rights, and improve environmental performance at supplier production facilities.
  • Became the first IT company to require direct employment of foreign migrant workers in our supply chain through the HP Foreign Migrant Worker Standard
  • Conducted 200 audits and assessments, the largest number in our program’s history. Since our first pilot SER audits in 2004, we have conducted or commissioned 1,294 audits and assessments of production and nonproduction supplier facilities around the world
  • Achieved 15% improvement in Social Accountability International’s Social Fingerprint benchmark, placing HP in the top tier of companies assessed
  • Achieved 84% of workers related to HP production at final assembly sites working fewer than 60 hours per week on average, with fewer than 4% working more than 72 hours
    per week
  • Supported hundreds of thousands of jobs through HP's global supply chain purchasing at supplier sites audited through our Supply Chain Responsibility program
We aim to attract, motivate and empower the most talented people in the fast-moving and ultra-competitive information technology (IT) industry with compelling career development opportunities, a supportive work environment, recognition, and rewards.
  • Achieved 80% participation of all employees worldwide in our Voice of the Workforce survey, which found that overall employee engagement remained strong at 70%
  • Worked with the Rainbow PUSH coalition as well as numerous other experts and organizations to address issues of diversity and inclusion in our industry, and deepened our long-standing commitment to transparency in continuing to publish comprehensive employee diversity data
  • Completed nearly 5.3 million employee training hours, 97% through flexible, virtual sessions or self-paced online courses
  • Held our first Global Day of Service to mark our 75th anniversary, with more than 20,200 HP employees worldwide using their paid volunteer time to support community nonprofits
  • Launched Matter to a Million, our global employee engagement initiative providing capital to low-income entrepreneurs in partnership with a nonprofit micro-lender. In 2014, each HP employee received a $25 credit from the HP Company Foundation to loan to borrowers to buy essentials such as tools, livestock, and supplies. Almost 120,000 employees used their credits through December 2014. Combined with additional HP Company Foundation contributions, this equaled more than $5.9 million in loans
We continually innovate to reduce the environmental footprint of products and solutions across our portfolio, proactively developing technologies that help to solve some of society’s most serious environmental challenges.
  • HP became the first global IT company to set GHG emissions reduction goals for all three parts of its value chain, by adding an ambitious products goal
  • HP was honored to receive the highest possible CDP carbon disclosure score—100 points—and an A rating on carbon-reduction performance
  • FSC-certified HP EcoFFICIENTTM Paper in North America, 25% thinner than typical office paper and fully compatible with the HP printing fleet
  • PageWide Technology business printer HP OfficeJet Enterprise X that offers a step-change in materials use, generating up to 94% less supplies and packaging waste than comparable laser printers1
We provide an extensive network of product take-back programs in
732 countries and territories.
  • Added a new closed-loop process for polypropylene to our existing recycling programs, enabling us to produce new inkjet cartridges entirely from material recycled by our customers
  • Incorporated some recycled plastic in over 75% of HP inkjet cartridges shipped for commercial sale by the end of 2014
  • Recovered 157,500 tonnes of hardware (including HP and non-HP products) and supplies. Of this amount, we recovered 4.2 million computer hardware units weighing
    39,100 tonnes for reuse and remarketing and recycled 118,400 tonnes
We relentlessly pursue reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, waste, water, and paper consumption in our worldwide operations. Compared to 2013, this year we:
  • Reduced GHG emissions from operations by 5.5%, decreased total waste by 11.5%, and cut water consumption by 3.1%
  • Increased on-site renewable energy capacity by 150% to 5.9 MW. Our solar installations now avoid an estimated 5,700 tonnes of CO2e emissions annually
We lead industry efforts to reduce GHG emissions, waste, and water withdrawal in our supply chain.
  • Achieved an 18% reduction in first-tier manufacturing and product transportation-related GHG emissions intensity from 2010 through 2013
  • Helped production suppliers cut GHG emissions by 600,000 tonnes CO2e (cumulatively) since 2010, toward our goal of a two million tonne reduction between 2010 and 2020
  • Expanded our supplier Energy Efficiency Program in China and Southeast Asia to include 70 new HP supplier sites
We take an uncompromising stance on human rights in our own operations, and we make compelling arguments to others to do the same. Over the course of the last year, HP was proud to contribute to multi-stakeholder initiatives led by the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, Social Accountability International and BSR.
We adhere to the highest ethical standards by supporting our employees in making the right decisions. While our industry-leading practices and policies in this area are well-known, each year we strive to make even greater progress.
  • HP’s Ethics and Compliance team completely revamped its internal communications mechanisms to find new and innovative ways to engage employees and expand HP’s culture of compliance
We implement rigorous policies and procedures to safeguard personal data that we hold or process, and we support these priorities through a rigorous program designed to train our employees and engage external stakeholders. By way of example, in 2014, HP helped lead efforts to develop the Unified Ethical Frame for Big Data Analysis, a groundbreaking initiative from the Information Accountability Foundation that has met with unheralded support from regulators, companies, and the privacy community.
Government relations
We advocate with transparency and integrity to promote laws and regulations that encourage economic growth and innovation in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
  • Supported negotiations on trade agreements including the Trans Pacific Partnership, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement, and Trade in Services Agreement, as well as U.S. legislation to renew Trade Promotion Authority
  • Deepened our partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to build upon the Principles for Cyber Resilience, a set of guidelines for organizations of all kinds to contribute to overall levels of cyber risk mitigation
  • Helped secure successful passage of copyright law revisions in Indonesia, improvements to counterfeit legislation in the UAE and increased penalties for breaches of Brazil’s new intellectual property law
Our promise
Building on our 75 year heritage and more than a decade of reporting, citizenship will continue to be integral to both companies. We believe a purpose-driven strategy is essential to spur innovation, improve operational performance, and engage employees.
From the beginning, our founders, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, believed their company should create great products and help make the world a better place. This commitment is fully integrated in HP’s strategy and culture, as we work ever harder to create new possibilities for technology to move people, businesses, governments, and society forward.

1 The HP OfficeJet Pro X576dn generates up to 94% less waste per 15,000 pages compared with major in-class competitors’ color laser MFPs <$1,000 USD and color laser printers <$800 USD as of July 2014. Tested by Buyers Lab Inc. and commissioned by HP. The HP OfficeJet Enterprise X585dn generates up to 90% less waste compared with the majority of color laser MFPs ≤$3,000 USD based on market share as reported by IDC as of Q3 2013.

2 As of October 31, 2014.