Strengthening our communities and enabling
the sustainable development of society.
In 2015, 38,200+ employees contributed 1.2 million hours of
volunteer time in 72 countries.
Each of our nearly 50,0001 employees worldwide will determine what HP Inc. becomes and the legacy we create. We look to every employee, from engineers and technicians to designers and salespeople, to incorporate sustainability principles into their work, inspiring us to see what others don’t.
In 2015, Hewlett-Packard Company separated into two businesses, HP Inc. (HP) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, completing the process on November 1. HP retained nearly 50,000 employees worldwide and is committed to helping each of them thrive moving forward. Globally, 87% of employees surveyed felt the separation was conducted well and that the company maintained a clear focus on customer satisfaction.
Diversity and inclusion
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is deep and our approach is broad, encompassing our employees, suppliers, partners, and communities. This helps us to design and deliver products and services that work for everyone, everywhere. The technology industry has room for considerable improvement in this area. For our part, HP is committed to tackling this issue from the boardroom to our offices worldwide. Our new board includes five female and six minority members – the most diverse board among U.S. technology companies.
We require our people to treat each other with dignity, respect, and courtesy. Our diversity and inclusion policies and practices, overseen by our Chief Diversity Officer, lay the foundations for a positive work culture, often setting a higher standard than is legally required.
Reversing the underrepresentation of women in technology careers is a priority for us. In 2015, we continued to support and develop a pipeline of qualified female engineers, designers, coders, and executives within our company and throughout the industry. In the United States, we committed $1 million over four years in 2014 to the National Center for Women & Information Technology’s Aspirations in Computing Collegiate Program which supports women studying undergraduate computing. We also sponsor the Women’s Innovation Council, a forum for female technology leaders at HP and across the industry to collaborate, drive innovation, and encourage women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
We support employee participation in formal and informal activities that contribute to our diverse and inclusive work environment, including:
- Cultural Competence, which provides global tools that broaden and embed cultural thinking among employees across the organization.
- Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) held over 260 diversity-focused events in 30 countries in 2015. We launched the first documented LGBTQ employee resource group more than 30 years ago, inspiring other companies to create similar groups.
We were awarded the 2014 Corporate Citizenship Award by National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, and the Employer of the Year Award by Careers & the Disabled Magazine. In 2015, we were recognized on Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies” for the 25th year, Black Data Processing Associates’ “Top Company for Blacks in Technology Epsilon” for the 4th year, and 100% for the 13th year on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for “Best Places to Work for LGBT individuals.”
Innovation is a team activity. It depends on the inspiration and collaboration that comes from working alongside talented professionals. We are focused on attracting, developing, and retaining top talent, and we provide opportunities for all employees to make meaningful connections and build lasting and fulfilling careers with us.
In 2015, 38,200+ employees contributed 1.2 million hours of volunteer time in 72 countries, equaling $69M2 in total value.
To strengthen and enrich the communities where we live and work, we tap into the talents, passions, and entrepreneurial spirit of our employees. Volunteerism is deeply rooted in our culture. Every employee is entitled to four hours of paid volunteer time per month. They donate their time and talents, contribute cash, join team service projects, and serve on nonprofit boards and committees. These efforts support areas that align with our sustainability priorities and business strategy, including the environment, education, entrepreneurship, and health.
Empowering better performance
Attracting, developing, and retaining top talent is fundamentally important to us. Through support from managers and mentors, combined with job rotations, work experience, and training, we provide coaching and development that keeps our employees learning, growing, and contributing at the highest level.
In its third year, HP University is the centerpiece of our professional development efforts. It empowers employees to gain the knowledge and skills needed to innovate and excel in their roles. Learning is self-directed, with a wide range of flexible options including more than 10,000 online, self-paced courses, formal training, conferences, seminars, and certifications.
Rewards and recognition
Our employees’ hard work is what fuels HP’s performance and we acknowledge and reward their efforts through competitive compensation, benefits, and recognition programs. In setting salaries, bonuses, and other incentives, we target an overall market competitive pay position across the company. We complete at least one annual performance review cycle for pay and benefits globally, and 100% of eligible employees received a performance review in 2015.
Through Recognition@hp we celebrate and acknowledge employment milestones at HP, peer support, and stand-out employees and teams through four core recognition programs: Living our Values, Making an Impact, Leading the Way, and Celebrating Service. In 2015, 83% of employees received and/or recognized their colleagues, and 95% of managers gave recognition awards.
Health and safety
Our employees work in offices, production facilities, warehouses, and labs. We design all these working environments to keep our employees healthy, safe, and productive. Our health and safety programs, communications, and training focus on the risks most relevant to our business – primarily slips, trips and falls, ergonomic injuries, and chemicals handling -- we maintained a low accident and injury rate in 2015.
In 2015, Hewlett Packard Company’s internal auditors certified our global EHS audit program as meeting Institute of Internal Auditors guidelines. This more fully aligns our approach with other standards used internally in areas such as finance and data security. We continued to implement the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals worldwide, completing the process in the United States and making progress globally. Our teams address regional and site implementation issues, including labeling requirements, updating site chemical inventories, and improving our electronic chemical management system.
Improving the environment performance of our customers, operations and supply chain
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. As of November 1, 2015.
2. Hourly rate based on type of volunteering: $150/hour for board, service corp, pro bono, and skills based; $23.07/hour for hands-on and undetermined, adjusted using World Bank data for purchasing power differences across countries.