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

At HP, we’re reinventing for a better world. Sustainability guides every aspect of our business, fuels our innovation and growth, and works to enable everyone, everywhere to thrive. It is the right thing to do for our business, for society, and for the long-term future of our planet.

Our world faces difficult challenges, including climate change, inadequate access to quality education, economic and gender inequalities, and unfair labor practices.

We’re encouraged to see governments, corporations, organizations, and individuals supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2016, HP made meaningful progress on 15 of the 17 SDGs, and set bold new targets in key areas where we can have the greatest impact -- including two major goals to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our operations and supply chain.

We are furthering our efforts to protect and empower workers across our supply chain to ensure the people who make our products can thrive at work, at home, and in their communities.

We also are making strides in propelling a circular, low-carbon economy -- continuing to transition our company and our customers from linear “take, make, discard” use and manufacturing processes toward a more circular “make, use, return” approach. For instance, through an innovative partnership, hundreds of people in Haiti are collecting recyclables to help support their families, and plastic bottles are finding a new purpose in creating HP ink cartridges. This program not only supports full-circle innovation and helps keep plastic out of the waterways that drain into the Caribbean Sea, but it also provides the people of Haiti with access to new social and economic opportunities.

We’re also shifting from transactional product sales to service models, delivering better value to our customers with less waste and cost. With innovations in industrial 3D printing and digital publishing, we’re working to transform industries and accelerate a materials-efficient economy.

Inclusive and quality education is essential for people to improve their lives and livelihoods. We help bring quality education and digital literacy to people where they are—including refugees and those living in underserved communities with no access to information technology. More than 9.5 million people have benefited from our efforts to improve the quality of learning since the beginning of 2015 -- and we are committed to enabling better learning outcomes for millions more.

We’re proud of our progress, and we’re inspired by the positive impact we’re seeing. But there’s still work to be done. Every day is a chance to turn change into opportunity, set the bar higher, and keep reinventing for a better world.

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 reflect Hewlett-Packard Company up to October 31, 2015, and HP, Inc. data after November 1, 2015 to present, except where noted.

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 reflect Hewlett-Packard Company up to October 31, 2015, and HP, Inc. data after November 1, 2015 to present, except where noted.

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. With operations in 170 countries, our community is the world. We embrace the opportunity to address societal challenges including resource scarcity, the shift to cleaner energy, access to quality education and economic opportunity, human rights protection, and data security and privacy.

Sustainability is a powerful force for innovation. It drives progress across our business, from designing and delivering core products and services, to developing new business models that generate growth, and unlocking value through breakthrough technologies such as 3D printing. We take a holistic approach to sustainability, encompassing:

  • Environment: reinventing how our products
    are designed, made, used, and recovered as
    we shift our business model and operations toward a circular and low-carbon economy.
  • Society: using our technology, innovation and scale to create a more just and inclusive society.
  • Integrity: conducting our business with integrity, fairness, and accountability, and being a trusted partner to our customers and stakeholders.
Our sustainability goals

To bring this ambitious strategy to life, in 2016 and 2017 we set bold, long-term goals, shown below. These goals drive progress across our value chain, in areas where we can have the greatest impact in creating a sustainable future for people, businesses, and communities.

Environment goals
  1. Reduce first-tier production supplier and product transportation-related GHG emissions intensity by 10% by 2025, compared to 2015 1
  2. Prevent 2 million tonnes of CO2e emissions from suppliers between 2010 and 2025 2
  3. Reduce the GHG emissions from our global operations by 25% by 2025, compared to 2015
  4. Commit to 100% renewable electricity in our global operations with 40% by 2020
  5. Reduce fresh water consumption in operations 10% by 2025, compared to 2015
  6. Reduce the GHG emissions intensity of our product portfolio by 25% by 2020, compared to 2010.3
  7. Achieve zero deforestation caused by HP paper-based products and packaging4 by 2020
  8. Recycle 1.2 million tonnes of hardware and supplies by 2025, beginning in 2016

Society goals

  1. Double factory participation in our supply chain programs by 2025, compared to 2015
  2. Develop skills and improve well-being of 500,000 factory workers by 2025, since the beginning of 2015
  3. Enable better education outcomes for 100 million people by 2025, since the beginning of 2015

Integrity goal

  1. Maintain more than 99% completion rate of annual Standards of Business Conduct training among active HP employees and the Board of Directors

We also support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs) which rally the business community and other sectors around shared global ambitions. Our sustainability programs contribute to 16 of the 17 SDGs,

Engaging stakeholders and identifying priorities

For our sustainability strategy to succeed, we need to hear from everyone our business affects. Key stakeholders include employees, suppliers, customers, peer companies, public policy makers, industry bodies, NGOs, and sector experts. We pursue their feedback and collaboration in many ways including partnerships, sponsorships, industry initiatives, customer and supplier education, supplier capability building programs and audits, employee surveys, white papers – and more. For examples, see our Sustainability Report.

We conduct periodic materiality assessments, most recently in 2015, to assess priority issues for sustainable development and our business success. The findings shape our sustainability strategy and investments, and identify emerging issues and new leadership opportunities for HP. By setting goals related to our most material issues, we manage performance and drive long-term progress. View our materiality matrix and findings here.

Sustainability leadership

HP’s sustainability vision and commitment begins with our leaders. Starting with our Board of Directors, we embed sustainability throughout our strategy, policies, programs, and value chain. The HP Board of Directors’ Nominating, Governance, and Social Responsibility Committee oversees global citizenship policies and programs as well as other 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, led by our Global Head of Sustainability and Product Compliance, set HP’s sustainability strategy and drive progress company-wide.

Hear Board members talk about sustainability at HP.

1. Intensity is calculated as the portion of first-tier production and product transportation suppliers’ reported GHG emissions attributable to HP divided by HP’s annual revenue. This method normalizes performance based on business productivity. Intensity is reported as a three-year rolling average to decrease the impact of variance year over year and highlight longer-term trends. Production supplier GHG emissions include Scope 1 and Scope 2. Taking into account the separation of Hewlett-Packard Company on November 1, 2015, calculation for all years uses HP revenue and spend associated with the business units that are now a part of HP Inc.

2. Includes data from suppliers associated with HP Inc. and HP Inc. pre-separation business units.

3. 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.

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