PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 6, 2009—
HP (NYSE:HPQ) today issued its annual Global Citizenship Report, which
describes the company’s policies, programs, performance and goals for
fiscal year 2008.
Among the focus areas detailed in the report are environmental
sustainability, ethics and compliance, human rights and labor practices,
privacy, and social investment. In 2008, HP extended its global
citizenship leadership with industry firsts in supply chain transparency
and environmental sustainability.
Major global citizenship accomplishments in 2008 include:
HP was the
IT company to release the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its
products manufacturing by publishing the emissions attributed to
its first tier suppliers. The reporting is part of HP’s effort to
offer greater transparency and encourage other companies to do more to
promote supply chain responsibility.
HP qualified for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)
logo labeling program to reduce fuel consumption, greenhouse gas and
other air emissions of surface transportation carriers. HP also was
company of the EPA’s approximately 950 SmartWay Transport Partners
to qualify to have the SmartWay logo placed on its product packaging.
To earn this designation, HP certified its surface transportation
carrier network for consumer accessories and desktop and monitor
products was composed entirely of SmartWay-compliant carriers.
Deskjet D2545 Printer, the company’s first printer made almost
entirely from recycled plastic material. Eighty-three percent of the
printer’s total plastic weight is made from recycled plastics, and it
uses HP 60 ink cartridges, which are molded from recycled plastic
resins. Additionally, the overall packaging for this printer is 100
percent recyclable. The printer is ENERGY STAR® qualified and features
HP Smart Web Printing, which lets users easily combine portions of
numerous web pages onto one page to save paper.
Walmart’s environmental design challenge by replacing a PC’s
conventional cardboard and plastic packaging with a reusable bag made
from 100 percent recycled materials. The design reduced product
packaging by 97 percent, conserved fuel and reduced CO2
emissions by removing the equivalent of one out of every four trucks
previously needed to deliver the notebooks to Walmart stores and Sam’s
Club locations around the country.
HP reduced the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its energy use
by 4 percent compared to 2007 in absolute terms and 13 percent
normalized to revenue.(1)
“HP’s commitment to global citizenship is based on the premise that
keeping our business goals and values aligned drives innovation and
growth,” said Gary Elliott, vice president, Global Citizenship, HP. “Our
leadership in areas such as supply chain transparency and environmental
sustainability demonstrates our commitment to hold ourselves to higher
standards of integrity, contribution and accountability.”
HP reuse and recycling milestones, goals and programs
HP additionally announced it has recovered for reuse 3.5 million
hardware units weighing 75 million pounds (34,000 metric tonnes(2))
and increased its recycling volume to 265 million pounds (120,000 metric
tonnes) globally in 2008.
With a total of 1.71 billion pounds (775,510 metric tonnes) of
electronic products and supplies recovered to date – almost the total
weight of the Golden Gate Bridge(3) – HP is on track to meet
its goal to recycle 2 billion pounds (900,000 metric tonnes) of products
by the end of 2010 (since 1987) and to reuse 450 million pounds (200,000
metric tonnes) of products by the end of 2010 (since 2003). HP’s
progress includes recycling 1,435 million pounds (650,000 metric tonnes)
to date, and more than 275 million pounds (125,000 metric tonnes) have
reuse and recycling services in 53 countries or territories
worldwide. In 2008, it expanded its
program for reuse and recycling vendors and
the results of 2008 on-site audits, disclosing the summary results
of the assessments of 13 reuse and 30 recycling vendors in 22 countries.
HP plans to conduct an additional 55 audits of its reuse and recycling
vendors in 2009 to further promote transparency.
Additional highlights from HP’s reuse and recycling programs include:
launched a U.S. buyback program for consumers. Through the
Consumer Buyback and Planet Partners Recycling Program, consumers
receive cash back for their unwanted PCs, monitors, printers, digital
cameras, PDAs and smartphones of any brand. If there is no value,
consumers can responsibly recycle their HP and Compaq-branded products
free of charge.
In November 2008,
expanded the HP Planet Partners print cartridge return and recycling
program to include HP authorized retail recycling locations for HP
ink cartridge and LaserJet toner cartridge collection, in addition to
other recycling options.
HP announced an
engineering breakthrough that uses recycled content – from
cartridges returned through the HP Planet Partners return and
recycling program as well as materials such as plastic water bottles –
in the manufacture of new Original HP inkjet cartridges. Since 2005,
HP has used more than 32 million pounds (14,500 metric tonnes) of
recycled plastic resin (5) in more than 565 million inkjet
print cartridges. (6) HP has pledged to triple the use of
recycled material in its inkjet products by 2010.
In the United States, HP was one of the first companies awarded the
Green Recycling and Asset Disposal for the Enterprise (GRADE)
certification by the research organization IDC in 2008.