China pro bono program

HP China pro bono program

From engineering to human resources, HP employees in China are tapping their expertise to support local programs.

Partnerships between NGOs and leading companies such as HP are helping build the support network China needs to meet heightened interest in volunteerism.

Recent events in China, such as the 2008 Olympics and natural disasters, have prompted a steady rise in the numbers of people volunteering, largely through hands-on efforts. The Chinese government has helped fuel this momentum by calling for greater volunteerism, especially from the private sector.

In response, HP China founded an employee volunteer association, which has quickly grown to more than 900 participants, including 500 in Beijing. The association assigns HP employee volunteers to projects where their expertise in technology, engineering, human resources, manufacturing, and other areas can make the greatest difference in local communities.

The spirit of volunteerism is on the rise in China, and especially at HP. The 900 employees in our volunteer association are active in their communities, and HP is working with NGOs to help volunteerism gain even more traction in China.
Beyond the contributions made by our employee volunteers, HP has established a multiyear cross-sector partnership with NGOs to bolster the pro bono movement in China. Through collaboration with the Narada Foundation, the Taproot Foundation, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), and Beijing Huizeren Volunteering Development Center (BHVDC), a leading NGO and supporter of pro bono work, we are working to increase the impact and value of social investment.

The goal of this alliance is to develop a strong foundation to more effectively enlist and empower volunteers throughout China. Five volunteerism projects are underway, with another 20 planned for 2012. HP is proud to participate in the development of the NGO sector in China. These efforts in China reflect the work and dedication of thousands of HP employees worldwide who help their communities through meaningful pro bono work.