“We believe sustainability is a powerful force for growth and innovation, in the world and at HP.”

In 2015 the United Nations adopted its Sustainable Development Goals and world leaders forged the Paris Agreement on climate. Those bold moves are meant to help us protect the planet, end poverty, increase access to quality education and healthcare, and improve economic opportunities for all.

That same year we also took a bold step, leveraging our long and proud history to become the new HP Inc. We vowed to keep reinventing our company and engineering amazing technologies that make life better for everyone, everywhere – and in doing so, create a better world.

At HP we believe that our actions should address some of the greatest challenges we face as a society, including climate change, gender inequality, access to quality education and economic opportunity, quality healthcare, and clean and affordable energy. I’m proud to say that HP is taking action on 16 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The breadth of our sustainability programs is evidence of our commitment.

We believe sustainability is a powerful force for growth and innovation, in the world and at HP. It guides how we do business and drives the way our products are designed, made, used, and regenerated. And it is a focal point as we reinvent our business models and operations toward a materials- and energy-efficient circular economy.

We know we cannot do this alone. Working with our partners, employees, and customers, we can keep moving forward responsibly, sustainably, and successfully. Through our technology innovations, we are creating opportunities for everyone by changing the world around us. For example, our commercial 3D printing solutions have the potential to transform manufacturing, reducing waste and the need to burn fossil fuels to transport goods and raw materials. Our hardware and software are blurring the boundaries between the physical and virtual worlds, unlocking amazing new classroom learning experiences.

At HP we measure success through how our actions and solutions help people, businesses, and communities thrive. With operations in 170 countries and territories, our community is the world. In just the first few months as a new company, and with the full support of the most diverse board of directors among U.S. technology companies, HP committed to using 100% renewable electricity in our global operations, achieving zero deforestation associated with HP brand paper and paper-based product packaging, and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions intensity of our product portfolio by 25% by 2020, compared to 2010.

You can find more information on HP’s goals and sustainability efforts in our report.


Dion Weisler

President and Chief Executive Officer, HP Inc.


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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.

Sustainability Highlights

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.

Products and solutions

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.

  • Honored to receive the highest possible CDP carbon disclosure score—100 points—and an A rating on carbon-reduction performance.
  • 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 to reduce the GHG emissions intensity1 of our product portfolio through 2014, compared to 20102.
  • PageWide Technology business printer HP OfficeJet Enterprise X offers a step-change in materials use, generating up to 94% less supplies and packaging waste than comparable laser printers3.
Product return and recycling

We provide an extensive network of product take-back programs in 734 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.
HP operations

We relentlessly pursue reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, waste, water, and paper consumption in our worldwide operations.

  • Committed to 100% renewable electricity in 2016, joining the RE100 initiative to accelerate the transformation of the global energy market.
  • Reduced GHG emissions from operations by 5.5%, decreased total waste by 11.5%, and cut water consumption by 3.1% in 2014, compared to 2013.
Supply chain environmental impact

We lead industry efforts to reduce GHG emissions, waste, and water withdrawal in our supply chain.

  • 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.
  • Achieved an 18% reduction in first-tier manufacturing and product transportation-related GHG emissions intensity from 2010 through 2013.
Supply chain responsibility

We motivate and empower suppliers and other stakeholders to enhance labor conditions, support human rights, and improve environmental performance at supplier production facilities.

  • Awarded an A grade on CDP Supplier Climate A List for our climate performance, among the top 2% of suppliers disclosing through CDP’s supply chain program.
  • 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.
  • Became the first IT company to require direct employment of foreign migrant workers in our supply chain through the HP Foreign Migrant Worker Standard.

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.
  • Launched Matter to a Million, our global employee engagement initiative providing capital to low-income entrepreneurs in partnership with a nonprofit micro-lender. Combined with additional HP Company Foundation contributions, this equaled more than $5.9 million in loans.
Human rights

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.

Corporate ethics

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.


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.

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. Emissions intensity of our product portfolio refers to tonnes CO2e/net revenue arising from use of our high-volume product lines, including notebooks, tablets, desktops, mobile computing devices, and workstations; inkjet and LaserJet printers; and all HP servers, including industry-standard servers, HP Moonshot, and HP Apollo.

2. Expressed as emissions generated per unit of output. For printers and personal systems, each product constitutes a unit of output. For servers, each unit of output equals a task performed by the system, as defined by industry standards.

3. 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.

4. As of October 31, 2014.

Sustainability strategy

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At HP we believe that technology should make life better for everyone, everywhere —and in so doing make a better world.

Sustainability is a powerful force for innovation in our business. It supports our priorities, from designing and delivering our core products and services, to developing breakthrough technologies such as 3D printing and new business models and services. It inspires us to reinvent and to help shape the future while delivering value for our customers and company.

Advancing sustainability

Sustainability is central to HP’s vision to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

In the first year of the new company, we’re defining our future by setting bold, long-term goals. These efforts will guide our path to reinventing how we make, use and regenerate technology so businesses, communities, and individuals can thrive.

Our new goals
  1. Reduce the GHG emissions from our global operations by 25% by 2025, compared to 2015
  2. Commit to 100% renewable electricity in our global operations with 40% by 2020
  3. Achieve zero deforestation caused by HP paper-based products and packaging1 by 2020
  4. Reduce the GHG emissions intensity of HP’s product portfolio by 25% by 2020, compared to 20102

Our commitment to transparency was rewarded with a “perfect 10” in the Garner 2016 Supply Chain Top 25, the highest possible CDP Climate disclosure score of 100, and named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and North American Index.

Material issues and engaging stakeholders

In 2015 we produced a materiality assessment which highlighted priority issues for sustainable development and our business success. Findings included the need to focus on both the upstream and downstream impacts of our products, and on fostering innovation to support a circular economy.

View our materiality matrix, and more detailed findings here.

For our sustainability strategy to succeed, we need to hear from key stakeholders including employees, suppliers, customers, peer companies, public policy makers, industry bodies, NGOs, and sector experts. HP invests in many engagement activities to get their feedback and collaboration, including partnerships, sponsorships, industry initiatives, customer and supplier education, supplier capability building programs, employee surveys and mentoring – and more.

For examples ranging from supplier labor practices to the circular economy and the social application of IT, see our Sustainability Report.

Sustainability leadership

HP’s sustainability vision and commitment, at all levels of the company and throughout our value chain, have never been stronger.

The HP Board of Directors’ Nominating, Governance, and Social Responsibility Committee oversees all our policies and programs relating to global citizenship and associated legal, regulatory, and compliance matters. Our Executive Leadership Team, led by the CEO, has overall responsibility for sustainability as part of our business strategy. Senior leaders set HP’s sustainability strategy and drive progress company-wide.

1. Packaging is the box that comes with the product and all paper (including packaging and materials) inside the box.

2. E1 Emissions intensity of HP’s product portfolio refers to tonnes CO2e/net revenue arising from use of more than 95% of HP product units shipped each year, including notebooks, tablets, desktops, mobile computing devices, and workstations; and HP inkjet, LaserJet and DesignJet printers, and scanners. Expressed as emissions generated per unit of output, based on anticipated usage. For personal systems products, this reflects energy consumed by each product unit during customer use. For printing products, this reflects energy and paper consumed to print each page. Through 2015, progress against this goal equaled a 17% reduction.