PROTECTING THE PLANET

Transforming our business for a circular and low-carbon future.

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Our goals and progress

Goal

Reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions from global operations by 60% by 2025, compared to 2015.

 

Reduce HP product use GHG emissions intensity by 30% by 2025, compared to 2015.2

Progress

215,800 tonnes of Scope 1 and Scope 2 CO2e emissions in 2019, 44% less than our 2015 baseline

 

18% decrease achieved through 2019.

Goal

Use 30% postconsumer recycled content plastic across HP’s personal systems and print product portfolio by 2025.

 

Eliminate 75% of single-use plastic packaging by 2025, compared to 2018.6

Progress

9% achieved through 2019.

 

 

5% reduction achieved through 2019.

Goal

Reduce potable water consumption across global operations by 35% by 2025, compared to 2015

Progress

18% decrease achieved in 2019.

Goal

Recycle 1.2 million tonnes of hardware and supplies by 2025, since the beginning of 2016.

Progress

Recycled 528,300 tonnes through 2019.

Goal

Achieve zero deforestation associated with HP brand paper and paper-based product packaging by 2020.3

 


Plant 1M trees by 2020 to support Arbor Day Foundation and a forest-positive future.

Progress

100% achieved for HP brand paper since 2016, reached 80% for paper-based product packaging in 2019.. We continue to work to meet this requirement for packaging by the end of 2020.

 

Will be reported in 2020 Sustainable Impact Report.

Goal

Reduce first-tier production supplier and product transportation-related GHG emissions intensity by 10% by 2025, compared to 2015.4

Progress

GHG emissions intensity remained flat through 2018, compared to 2015.

Circular economy in practice

To create value and eliminate waste, we are advancing circular solutions at every stage of our value chain. From sourcing to product design and end-of-service solutions, circularity is redefining our business, and how our customers work and live.

BATTLE AGAINST PLASTIC POLLUTION

2019 HP SUSTAINABLE IMPACT REPORT

Sustainable design

HP's products and services include the world’s most sustainable PC portfolio.

  • HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise 

    World’s 1st Chromebook with ocean-bound plastic, also contains 75% recycled aluminum in its top lid, and has a keyboard made from 50% recycled plastics. 

  • HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology

    By localizing supply chains, better matching demand with supply, and enabling customized designs, 3D printing can help to reduce waste and emissions and drive innovation.

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  • HP NEVERSTOP

    World’s first cartridge-free laser printer, made with more than 25% recycled content by weight of plastic.5

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  • HP Zbook Studio

    World’s 1st mobile workstation with ocean-bound plastics, and a highly recyclable and lightweight aluminum exterior.

  • HP U28 HDR Monitor

    World’s 1st consumer display made with ocean-bound plastic material, each with more than 3 plastic water bottles, and packaging sustainably sourced and recyclable.

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  • Service-based solutions

    HP Instant Ink and Managed Print Services can improve resource efficiency compared to traditional purchase models.

Products and solutions

Our vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

Product return and recycling

HP Planet Partners program collects used products for resale and recycling in 76 countries and territories worldwide.

Our footprint

We transparently report on our carbon and water footprints, covering our entire global value chain.

Carbon footprint

Our carbon footprint (46,785,800 tonnes CO2e) increased 5% compared to 2018, driven by business growth and increased product manufacturing emissions that offset a drop in product use emissions.

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Water footprint

In 2019, our water footprint decreased to 249,030,000 cubic meters, 3% lower compared to 2018. due to reductions in direct and indirect water consumption associated with HP’s global operations and HP product use.

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Climate action

Covering HP’s global operations, supply chain and product portfolio, our Scope 1, 2, 3 GHG reduction goals have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative.

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Operations

We drive Sustainable Impact by taking action on climate, energy, waste, and water across our operations. 

Our facilities

Creating a more sustainable workplace.

  • Managing our environmental impacts

    Around the world, we are taking action to reduce our GHG emissions, energy and water consumption, and waste generation.

  • Promoting a culture of environmental responsibility

    Worldwide, our employees make a vital contribution to our corporate efforts on global challenges like plastic waste.

  • GHG emissions

    43% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions from global operations, compared to 2015.

  • Energy efficiency and renewables

    43% renewable electricity use in global operations in 2019, with goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2035.

  • Waste and recycling

    Our “reduce, reuse, and recycle” policy supports our companywide shift toward a circular economy. We achieved a 92% landfill diversion rate globally for nonhazardous waste in 2019.

  • Water

    In 2019, we consumed 18% less potable water in our global operations compared to 2015, reaching our goal of a 15% reduction six years ahead of schedule. Our new goal is a 35% reduction by 2025.

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Almost 1 million plastic bottles per day are converted into new ink cartridges.

Life cycle assessments

We are an industry leader in the use of life cycle assessment (LCA) and product carbon footprinting (PCF).

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Materials innovation

We are becoming more circular, using less materials, and increasing recycled content.

Durability and repairability

We build durable products that are easier than ever to repair and upgrade.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

SDS and Battery Test Summaries

Safety info about materials such as physical, chemical, toxicological properties, regulatory info, and handling.

EcoDeclarations

Environmental info of specific products for specific regulations/countries

Includes IT Eco, REACH, EU Lot 3 and 6/26, and RoHS.

EcoLabels

Qualifications that recognize our design and technological innovations

Includes ENERGY STAR®, EPEAT, Blue Angel, ISO 14001.

Products and solutions

EcoSolutions

Discover the sustainability features and benefits of our products and solutions.

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Reference

Environmental History

Our long and distinguished tradition of environmental activism has roots reaching deep into our past.

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Certificate

ISO 14001:2015

The following HP product groups have received ISO 14001 certification for their product design and development operations.

DESIGN

MANUFACTURING

Certificate

ISO 50001

Facilities energy management.

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Standard

HP General Specification for the Environment

Global product environmental requirements.

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frequently asked questions

Our awards speak for themselves.

Over 80 years of commitment to sustainability is just the beginning.

Footnotes and disclaimers

  1. Recycled content plastic (RCP) as a percentage of total plastic used in all HP personal systems, printer hardware, and print cartridges shipped during the reporting year. Total volume excludes brand-licensed products and after-market hardware accessories. Total RCP includes postconsumer recycled plastic, closed-loop plastic, and ocean-bound plastic used in HP products. Personal systems plastic is defined by EPEAT® eco-label criteria. Subject to relevant restrictions on the use and distribution of materials destined for recycling and/or recycled feedstocks.
  2. Product use GHG emissions intensity describes the performance of our portfolio, taking into account changes to product mix and business growth. HP Product use GHG emissions intensity measures per unit GHG emissions during anticipated product lifetime use. These values are then weighted by contribution of personal systems and printing products to overall revenue. These emissions represent more than 99% of HP product units shipped each year, including notebooks, tablets, desktops, mobile computing devices, workstations, displays, and digital signage; HP inkjet, LaserJet, DesignJet, Indigo, Scitex, and Jet Fusion 3D printers; and scanners. 
  3. All HP brand paper and paper-based product packaging will be derived from certified and recycled sources by 2020, with a preference for virgin fiber from certified sources of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Packaging is the box that comes with the product and all paper (including packaging and materials) inside the box.
  4. 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.
  5. Constant toner self-reload using imaging-drum-in-place OEM toner supplies compared to majority of worldwide competing OEM monochrome laser printers <€250 Euro and MFPs priced <€350 as of Nov 15, 2018. HP internal research & Keypoint Intelligence-Buyers Lab 2018 study commissioned by HP. Market share as reported by IDC CYQ4 2018 Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, 2018Q4 Release. For details, see keypointintelligence.com/HPNeverstop.
  6. Calculated as the percentage of primary plastic packaging (by weight) reduced per unit shipped. Excludes secondary and tertiary packaging components. Includes HP personal systems and printer hardware packaging. Does not include packaging for the following: Graphics Solutions Business (GSB) hardware other than PageWide XL and DesignJet printers; 3D printing hardware; print supplies; refurbished products; and accessories such as third-party options, drop in box, and aftermarket options.