HP burnishes green credentials with ambitious emissions reduction targets

New sustainability report outlines targets to cut supply chain GHG intensity, empower factory workers and also shares new recycling goal

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HP burnishes green credentials with ambitious emissions reduction targets HP wants to shift its business model and operations towards a more materials efficient, circular and low-carbon economy.
By  David Ndichu Published  July 10, 2017

HP wants to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, caused through its supply chain, by 10% in the next eight years.

Specifically, the IT giant targets first-tier production supplier and product transportation-related GHG emissions, whose intensity it hopes to reduce by a tenth by 2025, compared to 2015.  

In addition, HP has set a new goal to double factory participation in supply chain sustainability programs by 2025, compared to 2015, to increase both the number of suppliers that participate in its programs and the depth of their engagement.

HP also set a new goal to develop the skills and improve the well-being of 500,000 supplier factory workers by 2025 with a focus on vulnerable groups including women, students and foreign migrant workers.

These goals are outlined in the HP 2016 Sustainability Report.

“As part of our ongoing dedication to environmental and social impact, we are reducing our carbon footprint and empowering workers across our global supply chain,” said Stuart Pann, chief supply chain officer at HP.

“We are committing to further engage our suppliers as essential partners to embed sustainability across every aspect of our business. Together, we can drive changes that benefit our business, suppliers and customers, as well as factory workers and the environment.”

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