Sustainability with HP
Sustainable Impact is at the heart of HP’s business strategy. With the aim to be the world’s most sustainable and just technology company, in 2021 HP announced their most comprehensive and ambitious Sustainable Impact agenda yet. It connects them to the most defining and urgent issues of our time, where they can have the greatest impact.
HP's Three Pillars
- Climate Action: Taking urgent and decisive action to achieve net zero carbon emissions across our entire value chain, give back more to forests than we take, and innovate our products and services for a more circular economy.
- Human Rights: Building a culture of equality and empowerment within HP and beyond, where diversity is sought out and celebrated, and where universal human rights are understood and respected.
- Digital Equity: Accelerating equitable access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity for those who are traditionally excluded so they can participate and thrive in a digital economy.
HP have set up many ways for customers to contribute towards these goals. Taking a closer look at the first pillar, Climate change; here is what they are doing and how you can get involved.
- HP proactively identifies and evaluates materials used in their products and throughout the supply chain. HP prioritize materials for replacement, or for transition to a recycled or renewable alternative, based on environmental, social, and supply impacts.
- Diverting 18.7 million plastic bottles’ worth of OBP through use in 277 personal systems products launched since 2019.
- The newest HP Dragonfly and Elite 1000 Series PCs, announced in early 2023, incorporate bio-circular feedstock such as used cooking oil to help lower CO2 emissions.
- HP achieved a 60% reduction in shipping packaging by redesigning the HP 24- and 27-inch All-in-One PCs’ monitor so the stand can be shipped unassembled.
- US$80 million of additional funds were pledged in October 2021 to expand their partnership with WWF to help address the potential forest impacts of 17 million tonnes of paper used in consumer and commercial HP printers over 10 years.
What can you do?
Become a HP user:
HP design products to use resources efficiently and to last a long time. When products reach the end of their service, HP’s robust repair, reuse, and recycling programs help ensure that products and materials are repurposed, keeping them at their highest-value state for as long as possible. These programs reduce waste, give many materials and products renewed life, and support the drive toward a more materials-efficient circular model.
Use Officevisions trade in service:
HP provide product reuse and recycling services with customers around the world. To promote transparency and drive social and environmental standards in the electronics industry supply chain. Get in touch with Officevision and trade in old products.
HP provides take-back programs in 76 countries and territories worldwide, through a global network of reuse and recycling vendors. 1 billion+ HP print cartridges have been returned to the HP Planet Partners recycling program as of December 31, 2022.